Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google buzz for mobile maps

Buzzzzzzz! You might have heard or tried this new google application. It integrates fully with gmail to provide a new and rapidly expanding layer of social networking to the popular web based email client. But, have you heard about its geolocation features? When you post publicly with a location enabled device your little status updates can show up on google maps. Right now this is only available on android powerd devices and the iphone through the google maps application.

Is this a privacy issue or will it enable a new level of sharing and worldwide interaction? Probably both. Within my first few minutes of using this feature I had replied to buzzes from 4 continents and some islands that I will probably never visit. True, you can do that with twitter but it feels much more interactive and fun here. Its also potentially more invasive as you're somewhat linking your email accounts together, a much more personal interaction than a twitter profile. We'll just have to see how this plays out, but its very interesting and I predict incredibly explosive growth unlike anything we've seen before.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Best of the Decade

Who is your favorite actor, athlete, musician from the 2000s? What about your favorite television show or movie? There is now an application on facebook where you can let your choices be known and see the results of your votes. You can compare what you think with everyone else.

Get over to Best of the Decade now and make your voice heard by voting for your favorites from the last 10 years.

Best of the Decade - a facebook app where you can vote on your favorite movie stars, music, sports, and more

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