Posts Tagged: location

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    Mashup, Location and London

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    Last night I was at LBi in the old Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane for Mashup’s Location … It’s Moving On. I’ve spoken at a Mashup event once or twice before but this time the organising team threw caution to the wind and asked me to chair the panel discussion. Prior to kicking the… Read more »

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    Contextual Location (and Echoecho Redux)

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    I recently wrote about echoecho, an SMS based location sharing service and rather dismissed it as another PlayTxt or DodgeBall, both of which are now shuttered, and argued that EchoEcho fails my Theory of Stuff. Nick Bicanic, the CEO of Purpose Wireless, the company behind echoecho was good enough to look me up and drop… Read more »

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    I Can’t Get No Sleep

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    “And here we are, half past two in the morning. I can’t get no sleep” A slight mangling of the lyrics to the Faithless classic, Insomnia, as Maxi Jazz lamented about being wide awake at 3.30 AM whereas I am most definitely awake an hour earlier. And not for the first time either. This is… Read more »

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    Location is a Key Context, But Most People Don’t Know This

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    Like a lot of people, I get most of the information I use, both personally and professionally, from the web; from RSS feeds, from keyword search alerts and from Twitter. The genesis of my recent Theory of Stuff slowly accumulated out of this mishmash of feeds, alerts and status updates. Firstly I read about EchoEcho, a new location based… Read more »

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    The Location Battle Between You and Your Phone

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    Whenever I talk about the privacy implications inherent in sharing your location with an app or service, I keep coming back to the idea that it’s essential to be your own source of truth for your location. This is a slightly verbose way of saying that you need to be able to lie about your location or… Read more »

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    It’s Time to Stop LAMB (Location Based SPAM) Before It Even Exists

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    We all suffer from SPAM, the unwanted and unsolicited commercial bulk emails that are the reason we have Junk Mail filters and folders in our email clients and servers. A quick glance at the Junk folder for my personal email account shows over 300 of these since the beginning of February alone. If you use some… Read more »

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    The Theory of Stuff

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    Once again, this is not the post I set out to write. The one I set out to write was called “In Search of Location’s Sweet Spot” and it’s sitting in draft and not yet posted. That’s because before I can submit that post I need to write this one as a warm up act…. Read more »

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    Location and Privacy – Where Do We Care?

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    As part of this year’s AGI GeoCommunity ’09 conference, I took part in the Privacy: Where Do We Care? panel on location and the implications for privacy with Terry Jones, Audrey Mandela and Ian Broadbent, chaired and overseen by conference chair Steven Feldman. Our location is probably the single most valuable facet of our online identity, although where… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: more bacon, UK geek location, your PIN number, birds tweeting, Ohio as a piano, OMG and WTF and UNIX turns 40.

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    A semi regular, almost weekly, trawl through the latest stuff on the interwebs bookmarked on Delicious. This fad for all things bacon flavoured is getting out of hand; a few weeks back it was bacon flavoured vodka and now you can get bacon flavoured lip balm. There’s lots of geeks in the United Kingdom; now you… Read more »

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    An Unscientific View of Location Usage in London

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    With the Yahoo! Geo Technologies sponsored, London #geomob meetup coming up this week, this weekend I took a look at how many companies were actively using location within London. No easy task. After much web searching this weekend I took a trawl through those companies tagged as being in London in CrunchBase, the database of… Read more »