Just added the comments link. Many thanks to Mr.PHP AKA Mike for his dogged labors. Make some comments, drink coffee, discuss.


You will note that I added GeoURL link (green button bottom right). Although a little time consuming to set up, and the UI is a little klunky, the concept is great. Allows one to "see" blogs within a 500 mile radius of ones own blog. I think this should also be part of the social software development. Local Whuffie as compared to state, provincial, regional, national, and international Whuffie. Because a person's identity is often so relevant to their location. If you were in France your lo-bandwidth radio signal emitting from your cell phone Whuffie would auto-ping and aggregate Whuffie IDs from those you interacted with throughout the day based on your settings it could sound off according to settings sensing an individuals home, relationship to your interests, and professional credentials. Your cell phone emits a small blip, you ask your waitress where she is from in French, and she replies in English from Idaho! At the end of the day you review your Whuffie log and see that your cab driver is also from Idaho. Those who wish to be anonomous turn off their responders. (Of course does that imply that you have something to hide?) See a WiFi/IM version of this at Trepia.
Thinking about this today at lunch began to hurt my head. The implications of instant social networking in virtual communities with instant reputation monitors was a little dizzying.
"This semantically rich information could be crawled, parsed, and mapped to reveal beautiful and useful patterns about the relationships between people and ideas."
Quote from an archived entry at BookBlog by Adina Levin. The concept of social software relative to identity ware is obviously big talk amongst developers and of intrest to the e-literate. (I think I just coined a term?)
"Each time you look at someone across a conference table or a crowded room, information about who they are and what their background is could appear before your eyes." follow the links to read more of her comments refrenced from a Popular Science article on "AR" or augmented reality.. (Culled from new found Internet Topic Exchange)


While I hate it when blogs just rip news from other blogs, this is somewhat relevant:
Some "Hive" action (culled from BoingBoing) that uses peer technology to speedup downloads. From OpenCola developer Justin Chapaweske, described as "a 'swarming' parallel download tech" (go ahead call me a buffoon for not decoding that netspeak), it appears that it is software that speeds up downloads based on popularity. The problem I have with all those file sharing thingamajigs is I just see SECURITY HOLE staring me in the face, but I like the HiveThink idea of millions of computers sharing resources to make things work better. Visit the OCN. (NOOOO not another dot-acronym!)