Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Economist Special Report - Mobility

This week's Economist has a great report on the social impacts of mobile technology. There's a lot of ethnographic evidence to support various views on how we are adapting and changing as a result of the wide array of mobile technology available to us.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

10k images on Snapzone!

A couple of years ago, I set up a mobile-photo-blogging site. It was a (relatively) low-cost experiment to test offshore development, demand for moblogging, and something to keep me busy at weekends. I found a developer in the Ukraine and on and off over the course of about 12 months, Olexiy and I put together Snapzone. At one point I was toying with the idea of trying to raise some $ to grow it, but I then got involved in Naked, and Snapzone has been somewhat neglected. The encouraging thing though is that without any marketing (except for a mention in Mashup), a few people have found it and are using it. Today, it clocked up its 10,000th photo! Not exactly the big league, but not bad for a couple of grand and a few Sunday afternoons!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Ofcom Social Networking Research

Ofcom have just released a quantitative and qualitative research report into attitudes, behaviours and usage of Social Networking in the UK.
report here

CommonCraft Plain English Videos

I'm loving these animations from CommonCraft - they are such a neat visual way to desconstruct and explain complexity.

28 Million Mobile Subscribers Responded to At Least One Mobile Ad

"According to a new report from The Nielsen Company, twenty-three percent (58 million) of all U.S. mobile subscribers say they've been exposed to advertising on their phones in the past 30 days. Half (51% or 28 million) of all data users who recall seeing mobile advertising in the previous 30 days say they responded to a mobile ad".

Full article at The Center for Media research

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mashup* Innovate

We're demo'ing Naked at Mashup Innovate this afternoon - it's being held at the offices of Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE. Event info here