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Black Cab Sessions

This is a cool site/music project, Black Cab Ses­sions.

The ses­sions are all about great music and the venue strips this to its essense. We aren’t picky about genre and will hap­pi­ly open the cab door to any­one who blows us away…

I heard about it through Tony Hawk’s tweet ear­ly this morn­ing. They fea­ture artists such as: Death Cab for Cutie, My Morn­ing Jack­et, Fleet Fox­es, The Cool Kids, Lykke Li, and many more great musi­cians.

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Brightkite iPhone App

Brightkite recent­ly announced it’s iPhone App com­ing to the iTunes App Store soon. Here’s the video demo of the appli­ca­tion:

I have been using Brightkite along with Twit­ter for cou­ple of months now since James has invit­ed me to the ser­vice. It’s a darn impres­sive social net­work­ing appli­ca­tion that uses Yahoo’s Fire Eagle which allows users to man­age their loca­tion.

The fea­tures that are planned for the Brightkite iPhone app are:

  • Auto geo-loca­tion includ­ing Place Snap­ping and Pick a Place
  • Noti­fi­ca­tions (near­by friends, posts, friend requests, com­ments & men­tions)
  • Post­ing pho­tos and notes to loca­tions
  • Near­by peo­ple and activ­i­ty feed
  • Friends lists and activ­i­ty feed
  • Peo­ple, places and posts search
  • Thread­ed mes­sag­ing
  • Pro­file streams
  • Place steams
  • Place­marks
  • Com­ment­ing on posts

The only draw­backs that I cur­rent­ly forsee are the fol­low­ing (at least w/ Brightkite.com web app):

  • You must have the dis­ci­pline to “check in” to your cur­rent loca­tion. I’m hop­ing the “auto geo-loca­tion” can address this with no sweat.
  • Some­times, the sync­ing between Brightkite and Twit­ter does not work. I think this is more on Twitter’s end (from what I heard fol­low­ing @brightkite).
  • There were a cou­ple of times an emailed pho­to would appear late (2-hours late one-time) from the time it was tak­en.

All in all, it’s a great ser­vice. I can’t wait to use that iPhone app vs. going to Safari every time to check-in. I just hope the sync­ing (Brightkite to Twit­ter) get’s pol­ished.

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What is Twitter?

A cou­ple of friends and fam­i­ly have been ask­ing:

  • What’s up w/ the sta­tus updates I see quite often?
  • What’s w/ the “@” (at sym­bol) next to names on your sta­tus?
  • What the heck is a tweet?
  • etc.

Rather than point­ing them to Twitter’s site, I rather just show them this video:

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I hope that makes sense. Thanks to Com­mon Craft. They have done a great job explain­ing it “in plain eng­lish” =)

Update
Some Twit­ter terms writ­ten by Peter Cash­more on Mash­able.