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Our Livehoods Research Project is now online!

Check it out at livehoods.org

In the Name of Software Morality

Twitterville, the blogosphere, and many tech news outlets were gushing this week after a Cult of Mac write up regarding an iPhone app with the quite literal name “Girls Around Me“. This app that was introduced to Apple’s app store not long ago was quickly removed after a press backlash. At first glance, this app does not offer a novel technology. It merely aggregates people’s publicly shared check-in information from foursquare and match it with the user’s Facebook information to gather additional details. Sounds simple, right? Read More

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Visualizing Instagram at the ICWSM Social Media Visualization Workshop

I’m super excited about presenting our Instagram visualization paper at the upcoming ICWSM conference in Dublin.  The program is already online and it looks great: http://www.icwsm.org/2012/program/program

The Livehoods Project

We are getting ready to launch our research project website and I’m very excited about it! In the meantime, you are invited to join our mailing list on the Livehoods website to get news as soon as it goes live.

The *New* Image of the City

Just came across an article by Christine McLaren about the democratization of mapmaking and its possible implications for local social interactions. Great read and right up my alley.