Posts Tagged: home

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    Placebook … Facebook “Places” In The Wild

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    After much teasing and tantalising, one of the long rumoured Facebook location features is out in the wild in the form of place community pages. They vary in scale from a hamlet in Spain … … through to New York City. It’s clever though not particularly sophisticated at this stage; a simple exposure of Wikia’s… Read more »

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    Fighting GeoBabel on Two Fronts

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    The well known, highly opinionated and occasionally error prone Tech Crunch seems to think there’s a location war going on. A search for the keywords location and war on the site yields strident post titles including Just In Time For The Location Wars, Twitter Turns on Geolocation On Its Website, Location Isn’t A War Between… Read more »

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    (Geo) Chicken and Egg (The Problem with Press Releases)

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    There’s a danger in looking at too many press releases; you can easily come to think that the view of the world that these pieces of writing portray are a fair and accurate representation of the real world. Thus both myself and the ever readable James Fee were vastly amused to see Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: lost rivers, maps, dogs, fonts, alphabets, tees, bacon, lots of bacon, coffee & KitKats

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    Forgive me; it’s been 5 conferences and 2 months since my last Deliciousness post and I offer this one up by way of atonement. Stamford Brook, Parr’s Ditch, Counter’s Creek … all part of the network of lost rivers beneath the streets of London. I grew up next to and played in one of them,… Read more »

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    Through the Window # 4

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    The week before last I was in downtown San Jose for the annual geofest that is O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 conference and the view from the hotel window wasn’t that dramatic by any stretch of the imagination. Last week I was on holiday in Turkey and the view from the window of the Xanadu Resort Hotel… Read more »

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    Where 2.0 – Hype (or Local?)

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    Sometimes writing a talk and putting together an accompanying slide deck is an education in itself. You set out with a point you want to make and in researching the evidence to back up your assertions you find out that the point you originally wanted to make isn’t actually correct. You could give up at… Read more »

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    The Trinity of Geo (Both Redux and Somewhat Late)

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    In October of 2009 I wrote that the trinity of geo was going to hit New York City. Translated, this meant that myself, Tom Coates (the man behind the creation of Fire Eagle and now roving Yahoo! Product Manager for User Location) and Aaron Cope (then chief geo wrangler and trouble maker at Flickr and… Read more »

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    Geo on the Horizon at Horizon Geo

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    Last Friday I ventured north to Nottingham, along with Ed Parsons, Steven Feldman and Muki Haklay to attend the one day Supporting the Contextual Footprint event run by the Horizon Digital Economy Research institute at the University of Nottingham. Along the way I discovered a manner of tracking my journey that I’d hadn’t previously considered, but that’s covered… Read more »

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    Deliberately (and Unexpectedly) Tracking My Journey

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    I’ve been tracking my journey and in doing so inadvertently uncovered a sea change in the way in which we view the whole thorny issue of location tracking. Yesterday, Ed Parsons and I drove from London to Nottingham and back to attend the one day Supporting the Contextual Footprint event run by the Horizon Digital… Read more »

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    Mistaking the Context for the End Game

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    This is a post about location (for a change); but it doesn’t have to be about location as it’s all about mistaking a vital element for the end game itself. I should explain. I recently got contacted by a gentleman in the US who was looking to register a lot of domain names, in a… Read more »