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Friday, March 17, 2006

Mapable : Dallas Does Tech Startups

Finally, I get to mention Mapable, a very cool new Dallas-based startup that's been in super-stealth mode for a while now. Not being able to talk about them was driving me up the wall, because they've got some neat stuff. Their mission is to "take common social activities on the Internet and put them on a map." The team behind Mapable were responsible for the digg-champion chat/maps mashup from back in November 2005, and they've taken the idea to its logical conclusion with a whole range of cool stuff, starting with the aforementioned chat application. One of the coolest things is the ability to add mapable chat to blogs and sites, check out the link below for a live demonstration.


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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Time, Memory and the Web

Geolocation and mapping have gone from cute hacks of interest to geographers and direction seekers to an inextricable part of the way we view the web. But what about time? Almost every action we take or piece of content we create on the web is timestamped, but the time axis is rarely the primary organizing principle. Attention/Intention streams are related, but don’t represent a truly general view. Or maybe I’m wrong. If you’re at SXSWi and interested in talking about the issues involved in moving along, warping, annotating, correlating and interpreting events on the time axis, then comment on this post, email cks@eventmirror.com or catch me on the #sxsw irc channel or on iChat.

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Bar Camp Austin Pre-Party

I've been posting way too much about Bar Camp, but I'm here at the pre-party with live streaming video set up, and nobody to watch it. For now, the URL is:


I'll come up with a better name for the stream tomorrow :-)

Ok, that's it for the night. Tomorrow there will be an "official" multimedia stream, plus my little pirate effort, check the Bar Camp Austin page for details.

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Bar Camp Austin

Bar Camp Austin is this weekend. It's a Bar Camp. In Austin. "Yeah, yeah, yeah," you say, "I went to the one in Dallas, what more is there to be experienced?" Well, I'll tell ya, Whurley has one a heck of a shindig prepared for those SXSWi naysayers who choose to spend Saturday with the unconference crowd. I mean, just look at that poster. There's been some buzz that Austin is where Bar Camps go Hollywood (despite there having been one in LA last weekend), but I can tell you for sure that I'm going to be there. You should be there, too. Look me up and say "howdy." And no, I don't know why discussing Austin brings out the Texan in me while actually living in Dallas doesn't. Or maybe I do. We can discuss it further in Austin this weekend, after my presentation: "Event Mirror: What happened when and why"


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