Some stuff I'm reading this week...
The opportunity was called Transit Camp — a two-day conference, held in Palo Alto in February, to pull together ideas about how to fix what was broken in inter-county, inter-city transit. Transit enthusiasts got about 100 people from the public and private sectors to show up to brainstorm. The focus was on finding a user-friendly way for riders to navigate between and among two dozen transit systems.
It’s not forum software. It’s better. It’s designed from the ground up to be more inviting and less technical than what we traditionally associate with the word “forum”. If you take a quick spin through the site, it’s easy to see, but it wasn’t until after I started using it myself and had a brief chat with Lane Becker, one of several people behind the interface, that I began to realize just how impressive their vision is.
It should not only cut the rapids back to a quality stream but help me channel my attention so it’s applied where it counts. It understands and shares which people and topics I’m most connected to.
Good example of a local blog that curates really useful information for the residents of Raleigh.
Local political blog
Across the country, with the definition of work evolving into networks of individuals whose business involves traveling light with a cell phone and laptop computer, co-working spaces have cropped up in dozens of U.S. cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif.
If you're looking for an affordable, creative place to work or hang out, you're in luck if you live in Pittsburgh, or more precisely, Bellevue, Pennsylvania, 4.5 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. That's where you'll find the Creative Treehouse; a 7500 s.f. arts-oriented coworking space. The key ingredients? An inexpensive lease in a developing neighborhood.
Every one can have a bobblehead just like movie stars or sport celebrities. Our Custom BobbleHeads are individually made, it is commercial grade polyresin materials and collectible quality.
Last week Local Conversations had a chance to interview Tara Hunt (@missrogue on twitter) while she was in Raleigh, NC for MyNC Camp and a few other
People don’t like being told what to do. We like to explore, change things around, and make a place our own. Hefty design challenges await the makers of websites where people feel free to engage; both with the system itself and with each other. Embrace the idea that people will warp and stretch your site in ways you can’t predict—they’ll surprise you with their creativity and make something wonderful with what you provide.
Awesome. Twitter tracking of feelings. gorgeous.
There is a strong need to rebuild a coworking space in Toronto. Wayne Lee (aka BunnyHero) is organizing a meetup to discuss building a new coworking space.
The Pew Internet's most recent figures show that 72 percent of those aged 50 to 64 use the Internet. Pew also finds that 82 percent of online adults aged 50-plus research health and wellness information online.
Intel creates world’s first Wireless Technology Surfboard - allowing surfers at the Intel Goldcoast Oceanfest to surf the Net while waiting to catch a wave -
Intel, the world’s largest chip manufacturer, has created the world’s first ever surfboard with built-in wireless laptop. The surfboard will allow surfers to check their emails, surf the web, and even record footage of themselves catching the best waves. The tablet laptop based on Intel® Centrino® mobile technology allows a wireless Internet connection from the surfboard to a ‘hotspot’ on the beach.The Intel Wireless Technology Surfboard has been developed to accompany the 2004 Intel GoldCoast Oceanfest, the North Devon free sports and music festival held June 18th - 20th, sponsored this year by Intel.