ENTRIES TAGGED "mainstream acceptance"

YPulse College Mashup

Foo-camper Anastasia Goodstein of YPulse wrote in to let me know about their YPulse College Mashup, happening Feb 1 (with a kickoff in the evening of Jan 31st) in Santa Monica. The agenda looks interesting: how college-age kids use IM, campus activism, and the necessary panel of college kids talking about how they use technology. If you're in the area…

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Mainstream acceptance of Twitter for disaster communication…

I'm stuck at San Francisco Airport due to delays from the big storm yesterday. A few minutes ago a plane was struck by lightning at the gate which caused quite a bit of excitement. Planes are designed to take a lightning strike and apparently it happens all the time. They took off after a quick check by the pilot and…

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Why the iPhone Will Beat the Blackberry

I was chatting the other day with Brad Burnham, with whom I'm on the board of Wesabe. He saw my iPhone, and asked if I'd ever had a Blackberry. No, I haven't. Brad said that he'd tried an iPhone, but soon switched back. "Everyone who's never had a Blackberry loves the iPhone," he said, "but if they've used the…

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Biodiesel @ Burning Man and beyond…

As Brady mentioned last week, Biodiesel use skyrocketed at Burning Man this year by both the organization and individual participants. Groups like the Green Tortoise and the Burn Green Express even partnered with Bently Biofuels to provide on-site refueling for their vehicles and others (including mine). Most diesel-engined cars and trucks can run on biodiesel without any modifications other than…

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YPulse Mashup

Anastasia Goodstein runs the YPulse blog that tracks teen and youth culture for those who are interested (often marketers and business people trying to get a handle on a potentially lucrative demographic). Her first event happens next month (July 16-17) in San Francisco at the Hotel Nikko: the YPulse Mashup. She's got a great lineup of speakers from Mozes, MySpace,…

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Web 2.0 now in continuing education at Oxford

We get lots of over-the-transom submissions to Radar, most of which we don't cover. (Just like an open source project, we generally take our news from experienced "committers" who've worked their way up from commenter to lead source to guest blogger to full time participant. We generally don't take news from PR agencies or people just looking for coverage.) But…

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John Edwards is Using Twitter

Sarah Milstein writes in email to the Radar backchannel: John Edwards is using twitter. Looks like he signed up a while ago but just started using it regularly. Smart move. Texting is an intimate medium, and anyone following him on Twitter is likely to feel pretty connected. I agree. This is a smart move, and reaches out to a…

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Chicago Tribune Notices Make:

Most of our readers are no doubt familiar with Make:, but it's nice to see it getting noticed by mainstream media. The Chicago Tribune just ran an enthusiastic article. But more importantly, they got it right: Aimed at legions of passionate tinkerers, the surprisingly successful magazine teaches hobbyists how to do cool things with, well, things. The real significance of…

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Apple Tv or Mac Mini

Last week Apple didn't just release the iPhone. They also released Apple TV, a single use appliance that allows you to play music, watch movies and view your pictures from your home PCs or Macs. When I saw it my first thought was how this would stack up compared to the Mac Mini as a multimedia device. Both are…

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Army Games

It's not news that the US military is using games for recruiting, but it is interesting that they are purposefully making it harder for recruits players to lose. From the Wired article: The new PC title, Future Force Company Commander, or F2C2, is a nifty God-game that puts players in the driver's seat of 18 systems at the heart…

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