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Collactive

Depending on your point of view, Collactive is either a naughty way to game the system, or an interesting way of ‘pushing’ hot topics out to interested readers. Born of the ashes of an Israeli spam fighting team, the system allows you to create a link to an article, video, website etc and push out an ‘APB’ promoting it. The idea being that you can push up stories on Digg, Reddit, the BBC and so on.

I came across it when researching alternative promotional methods for the site (created a sample link here). I’m not sure that the gaming system itself can’t be gamed. Or that large volumes won’t swamp people with too much info. However, if they then allow subscription by channel, tag or interest then that has a lot of potential and removes a lot of the passive (and time-consuming) searching for interesting items that people do now on sites like Digg.

There’s a widget too. Not sure if this will work:

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Where is everyone?

Doh! Been a mad couple of weeks with everyone variously somewhere between Hong Kong, Sydney, Brisbane and London. Luckily Karim’s been doing his duty and updating Hong Kong for us. Bad news is development’s been ‘paused’, but we’ll get there. Actually not a lot to do pre-end of Beta, so bear with us. Plan now is for this weekend. I knew promising a date would get me in trouble 🙂

Some good coverage of the maps stuff though, so not all bad 😉

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iPhone

Been an incredible amount of coverage of everything iPhone in the past couple of days. The Internets have been going crazy. It’s kind of rekindled some conversations we’ve been having for a while about real-time pics and video uploaded whilst you’re out at a venue. Imagine being able to see _right now_ how busy/cool/available a place is. I guess in a sense, a kind of mobile webcam, but in serious volume!

Anyway, the iPhone really probably doesn’t add too much to what a number of phones can probably do in that regard (save Wi-Fi – if the venue has it), so it’s something that’s back on our agenda. Need some thought on how to ensure the media is tagged to the right place .. but proper net browsing capabilities make that easier.

Watch this space .. we have a few months until iPhone launch anyway 🙂

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