I'm collecting starting points on the social web. Please let me know if I've missed particularly significant examples.
Starting points on the social web
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- Alright, you've convinced me. I'll go and buy Paper.Apr 21, 2012
- "Beaming" a business card from Palm to Palm felt like at least as meaningful a transaction as handing them a business card. Even the little ritual of lining up the handhelds helped make it work. I don't think that NFC or any other broadcast system will provide the same kind of feeling that you were engaged in a personal and intimate transaction. And of course the need to line up your handhelds meant that it wasn't something someone could do surreptitiously.
I still have all the contact records for everyone I ever met in the early '80s who had a Palm, including all the other people at Microsoft's introduction of the Pocket PC. That was the meeting where we convinced Microsoft that they had to fix the really bad IR beaming support in Pocket PC, and in Pocket PC 2002 it was pretty much flawless. Over the next few years just about everyone with a PDA or smartphone could reliably beam contacts, and it just worked, for just about everyone I met.
I don't know why it was dropped, did manufacturers just decide that IR was too primitive? Or was it another victim of the iPhone.Apr 21, 2012
- NFC requires a bump more or less, ritual enough!
Good news Ade, Paper's free :). But you can always make in-app payments. ( 's post convinced me http://www.russellbeattie.com/blog/my-signature)Apr 21, 2012
- yeah, I miss 'beaming'. Beaming apps was fun too...Apr 22, 2012
- Consider citing (and adding to) existing research such as that done by, e.g. see the timeline chart of social network sites here:
this wiki: http://yasns.pbworks.com
and the following posts:
cc: who may know of additional cites/refs.Apr 23, 2012
- brilliant. Thanks for the extra data.Apr 23, 2012