Monthly Archives: March 2007

Twittering robots

One of the things that has impressed me about Twitter is the speed with which developers have adopted the API. There are more than 20 desktop applications and more than a dozen mashups listed on the Twitter Fan Wiki. The … Continue reading

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Google’s revamped mobile site simplifies search

Google revamped its mobile search offering, simplifying the search process. Before, you had to enter a search term and then select which index they wanted to search: Web, mobile, local or images. Now you can type in a search term … Continue reading

Posted in google, local search, mobile, mobile search, wireless, wireless data

Google SMS – a way out of voice recognition hell

Google is offering flight status information via SMS. Just send your flight number (e.g. UA 484) to GOOGLE (466453) and you get a return message with flight departure and arrival times, gate information and the airline’s phone number. (With most … Continue reading

Posted in airlines, google, mobile, travel, wireless, wireless data | 3 Comments

Watching time go by, flickr style

A terrific presentation from Andrew Tomkins of Yahoo! Research at ICWSM today. He mentioned Yahoo’s Taglines – another way of visualizing flickr data. Flickr photos and the top tags for each day float by. (It gets better if you start … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, web 2, web 2.0, yahoo

Your car’s computer – friend or foe?

Today’s WSJ has a story that vividly illustrates the tradeoffs that technology can offer between privacy and security (subscription required). The story explores how the increased data that cars collect can be used: That data could be crucial to guiding … Continue reading

Posted in cars, privacy

In Colorado for the next week

I’m in Vail over the weekend and then Boulder for the International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media. If you’re around, message me.

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Stupid Twitter GPS trick

Watch my progress from the cab, to Dulles airport, to the moon rover, to the plane, to Denver International Airport, to my rental car, to Vail Pass and finally sitting in my hotel room typing this. Done with Twitter GPS. … Continue reading

Posted in gps, twitter, web 2, web 2.0, where, wireless, wireless data | 1 Comment