Posts Tagged: london

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    Facebook’s (Creepy) Bid For Your Homepage

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    Most browsers have a variation on the theme of a home page, which automagically loads your favourite web page when you start the browser or open a new browser window or tab. A lot of web sites try to capitalise on this, offering earnest entreaties to “make me your home page” … “no make me… Read more »

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    Retiring The Theory of Stuff; But First, A Corollary

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    It’s time to put the Theory of Stuff out to pasture. It’s had a good life. It’s appeared in 5 of my talk decks (or so Spotlight tells me), in 3 of my blog posts and continues to generate hits on my blog (or so my analytics tells me). When I tell people I’m going… Read more »

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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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    There Isn’t An App For That

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    Want to upload photos to multiple social networking and photo sharing sites, such as Flickr and Twitpic? There’s an app for that. Pixelpipe seems to work for me. Want to update your status on multiple social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook? There’s an app for that. Tweetdeck seems to work for me. Want… 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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    The 3 W’s of Geo (and hyperlocal deities and a pachyderm)

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    Earlier this week, Jeremy Morley from the Centre for Geospatial Research at the University of Nottingham and Muki Haklay at University College London got in touch with me. The GIS Research UK Conference was in full swing, and OpenStreetMap founder Steve Coast had had to drop out of the conference due to ill health; would… 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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    The Long Tail; Hyperlocal or Just Hype?

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    I’m currently on my way to California, the Yahoo! mothership in Sunnyvale and the Where 2.0 conference in San Jose, where I’ll be talking about Ubiquitous Location, The New Frontier and Hyperlocal Nirvana on Wednesday, March 31st. From doing some background research while waiting for my plane, it looks like my talk is going to be… 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 »