When faces become hyperlinks

The algorithms for facial recognition have improved a lot in recent years. Here is a company showing a working prototype of a mobile app that recognizes faces and attaches links to social network layers to them: The prototype was shown last year — but there was a live...

re:publica 08

Hobnox will be supporting re:publica 08 conference in Berlin. We will be recording some sessions. I have the honor to discuss »Because we can…« on Friday morning, April 4th, and we will also present Hobnox in a separate session in the...
Flickr Map

Flickr Map

Flickr has released a major new feature: mapping & geo-tagging photos. I just tried this feautre with some of my own photos. The application is working like charm. It is very well designed: it’s easy and fun to use. There have been over three million photos...
New Last.fm player

New Last.fm player

Last.fm has released a new player for Windows and MacOS X. The new player features scrobbling (notifying Last.fm servers of recent songs played by you) and streaming audio. It shows song and artist information about the current song played. This way you can learn...

Feeds for aliens!

Ok, we all know what we should do with this, don’t we? If you think they’ll coming to pick you up before the Vogons bust the planet then maybe that’s the place to claim your...

Yahoo 360 – born to die?

Shortly after the acquisition of Flickr by Yahoo! the latter company introduced a multi-feature invite-only blog/photo/whatever-sharing platform called “Yahoo 360“. The invitation-only concept worked well for Gmail – elitism marketing. Dave Winer has...

Social Software @ BBC

Martin Röll and Robert Basic point to an interview with Euan Semple, head of knowledge management solutions for the BBC (unfortunatly the link to the interview seems to be broken at the moment). Semple reports BBC is using bulletin boards, weblogs, wikis and some...

FlickrGraph and Mappr

I really love this: Open application programmer interfaces like this one provided by Flickr allow people to be creative about and develop own interfaces to the dataspace. Here are two examples for Flickr: Mappr and FlickrGraph. Hands...

Follow up on Social Computing meeting

Kevin Shofield posts a follow-up of the social computing conference at Microsoft Research: There were many good parts, but my favorite was a breakout group on the second afternoon specifically focused on discussing priorities for the research agenda. The top six areas...