<< by Renee Revetta on October 23rd, 2009
Jane Quigley of Crayon talked about future Internet media forms – from what started with Dodgeball – Twitter and Foursquare have emerged. Quigley thinks opening up the API in different platforms is golden. She thinks an API is money in terms of time, effort and investment.
With social media developments, Quigley thinks local businesses will benefit from tools like City Source and iPhone Apps that will allow citizens to report things amiss in their neighborhood through their mobile devices. Think Neighborhood Watch 2.0. Another great tool she thinks is useful is Groupon. Check it out, especially if you’re in the DC area.
Google social search was another thing she said to look out for. Google Wave, however, wasn’t highly praised, as it’s confusing, distracting and might not scale well. There are only select people using it now which make it less helpful. However, she said it might work really well for home schooled children and citizen journalism, but in the workplace, Jane said, for her it provides too much interruption.