Posted in: Social, Uncategorized- Aug 02, 2012 No Comments

Large networks of engaged users in Africa

Posted in: Social, Uncategorized- Mar 05, 2012 No Comments

Fred Wilson, of Union Street Ventures (Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr), often talks about their investment thesis of “building large networks of connected (engaged) uses.”  These new markets are a “networked” architecture rather then a hierarchical model.  And, rather then looking for startups that sell software, or services, to established market participants, they look for startups that enable [...]

Pinwheel: Location based storytelling

Posted in: LBS, Social- Feb 25, 2012 No Comments

Caterina Fake new startup Pinwheel is in private beta.   Storytelling around place seems to cover a wide range of possible applications, everything from checkins, recommendations, to hyperlocal news and citizen journalism could all involve a location based, storytelling service.  I am really looking forward to how Pinwheel grows; especially after reading  Liz Gannes article [...]