Also huffduffed as…
Dennis Crowley of Foursquare joins the Gillmor Gang, with John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 20, 2010.
The term "social media" is quickly becoming obsolete. The social graph is moving from our computers into the real world, and soon everything we experience will be overlaid with the thoughts and feelings of our friends. Early adopters are already starting to experience this phenomenon. For instance, foursquare alerts you when you’re near places that your friends like, and provides you with suggestions from your friends on what to experience at those places. Other companies are attempting to create this type of engagement with television shows ("10 of your friends are watching!") and music. In this session, Dennis Crowley, Co-founder and CEO of foursquare, will have a conversation about how mobile technology is accelerating the social graph’s move into the offline world, and how services like foursquare are taking this kind of augmented real-world exploration mainstream.
One of the big trends on the web is more and more location aware / sensitive web applications. Increasingly powerful mobile devices are enabling this. In this episode of RWW Live, we talk about how the Web is evolving to include more location aware applications and what barriers are still in the way - both social & technical barriers.
Joining me from ReadWriteWeb are Marshall Kirkpatrik & Bernard Lunn. Our guests are:
* Dennis Crowley from the previously mentioned Four Square (iTunes link). Check out ReadWriteWeb’s review of Four Square. Before that, Dennis was co-founder of Dodgeball, which was acquired by Google. * Tom Coates, from Yahoo! (creator of Fire Eagle). See ReadWriteWeb’s coverage of Fire Eagle’s go-live. * Mark Josephson CEO at Outside.in. See ReadWriteWeb’s coverage of Outside.in.