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Social Browsing on your iPhone with Safari Browser Extensions

Plug-ins, add-ons, extensions – every desktop browser supports them: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari. Third party developers can easily add features to these web browsers to enhance our web browsing pleasure. But what about the mobile browser on … Continue reading

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How to display approximately geo-located Tweets on a map

Most geo mashups such as GeoMeme display Tweets and other geo-located content as points on a map, based on exact latitude/longitude coordinates. Easy. At the inaugural Chirp Conference this week, Twitter released its Places feature which instead allows Tweets to … Continue reading

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GeoMeme Wins MySpace Developer Challenge

How exciting! My pet project GeoMeme has been awarded ‘Most innovative use of the Real-Time Stream API’ in the MySpace Developer Challenge. The awards were judged by Mike Jones, MySpace’s new Co-President, and Ron Conway, renowned angel investor, and David … Continue reading

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GeoMeme adds MySpace real-time local trends

In other news, GeoMeme now measures real-time local trends based on both MySpace and Twitter content. GeoMeme uses the new Real-Time Stream API from MySpace to tap into the flood of geo-located updates being posted by MySpace users all around … Continue reading

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Murdoch should worry less about the Googlebot and more about social media

I remember in January 2000, old media mogul Rupert Murdoch said he was not going to waste his money buying any ‘dotcom’ upstarts. The very next day, AOL bought Time Warner. Not the other way around! Murdoch had apparently failed … Continue reading

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GeoMeme: measure and share real-time local twitter trends

I am pleased to announce the launch of GeoMeme, the fun way to measure and share real-time local twitter trends. I got thinking about this when a recent Los Angeles earthquake was being measured in tweets per second rather than … Continue reading

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How to measure Twitter trending topics

2009 has already seen some big Twitter moments, including Michael Jackson’s death and memorial service, #iranelection, Oprah’s mainstreaming, and the race between @aplusk and @cnn to reach 1 million followers. But how can we objectively measure and compare the scale … Continue reading

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Mobile Social Technology and Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG)

Today I spent an enjoyable couple of hours at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), learning about Multi Platform Content, and talking about Mobile Social Technology & Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG). We examined some emerging mobile social technologies, … Continue reading

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10 cloud datasets that I’d like to mashup

Cloud computing is being sold as a hosting architecture to provide instantly scalable on-demand computing power, storage and bandwidth. “The cloud’s resources scale with user demands. Pay only for what you use” says RackSpace, the latest to join the cloud … Continue reading

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10 ways to combine your blog with your micro-blogging

Your micro-blogging on Twitter or FriendFeed is topical. Your blog is quality. Both are valuable. How can you combine the two? 1. Display your FriendFeed content on your blog using an embeddable widget: 2. Display your latest Twitter updates on … Continue reading

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Social data portability: who benefits?

In 2006, a certain old-media tycoon reportedly asked Mark Zuckerberg, the 20-something founder of Facebook, “how can I build a social network like Facebook?” Zuckerberg replied “You can’t!” What Zuckerberg meant was that Facebook hadn’t set out to ‘build’ a … Continue reading

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