Dodgeball Patent Application: Location and Mobile Based Social Software Bringing Assisted Serendipity

What happens when you build a social networking system based upon mobile devices? One that can allow people to find where their friends are, and allow them to meet up. Such a system could allow the broadcasting of messages based upon relationships, allowing for the meeting of friends of friends, and the introduction of new … Read more Dodgeball Patent Application: Location and Mobile Based Social Software Bringing Assisted Serendipity

Yahoo’s Studies on Mobile Camera Phones and Geo-Referencing Images

In these days of increasing mobile phone usage, including phones that have cameras and can connect to the web, I found myself enthralled by a paper which described the path to Yahoo’s Zonetag. Imagine if you take a researcher who has been studying how people use mobile phones (and mobile camera phones) and team her … Read more Yahoo’s Studies on Mobile Camera Phones and Geo-Referencing Images

Stanford WebBase: Google’s Academic Cousin

In the late 1990’s, two versions of the original Google repository and search engine were created; a commercial one which became the Google we know today, and an academic version which was named Stanford WebBase. In May, 2006, a number of researchers connected with Stanford University submitted a paper to the ACM Transactions on Internet … Read more Stanford WebBase: Google’s Academic Cousin