The social and tech savvy community in Fort Collins Colorado recently (Feb 10) hosted another edition of Ignite Fort Collins (#Ignitefc), the 7th Ignite hosted in the town. As usual, the crowd, about 200 strong was enlightened and entertained by a series of 12, 5 minute presentations touching on a number of fun and interesting topics. I managed to snap off a few pics on the Nokia N8 12 mega pixel camera-enabled smartphone… enjoy the pics! (Note: I was also pleased to have participated as a mini sponsor and speaker at the event)
Archives for February 11, 2011
Ok, I’m going to come right out and share my blunt opinion on this one… So, it’s finally now official, the Nokia Microsoft partnership is done. No shocker here as we’ve known all week this was coming and many have been speculating on this for several weeks or even months now.. likely back to when former Microsoft Exec (and Canadian) Stephen Elop took the reigns at Nokia. From yours truly I’m still kind of baffled at all this… I know here in North America the feeling of many has always been “Nokia (and Symbian OS) simply doesn’t resonate with the consumer, however, I’ve always been quick to point out that Nokia is the largest cell phone maker in the World, outselling all others easily and Symbian, until recently, has been the dominant mobile OS on the planet. Joe avg in the USA always has a hard time grasping that, mainly because you simply don’t seen Nokia smartphones on the street very often here, unless you happen to be at a mobile developer event or other geek event in San Fran or New York.
Team Esri has rolled out another fine social media web map service (recall previous maps tracked the Haiti earthquake, Katrina floods, and BP oil spill), this one enables users to follow and contribute real time information and updates from Egypt! About the service…
Esri’s social media app puts you on the ground in Egypt. You can see exactly what’s happening. Follow in near real time the social conversation of Tweets, YouTube videos, Flickr photos, and more during the anti-government protests. See more details HERE or jump directly to the Egypt Events webmap HERE
Note: for more on this, see also Peter Batty’s blog post – Cool Egypt tweet map on GeoCommons