Sunday, 17 June 2007

Big Brother - here I am and this is what I'm up to

What better way to run a surveillance society than to get enthusiastic citizens to agree to post onto the web their whereabouts and a short report (micro-blog) of their current activity? Make it easier for them by integrating it into their mobile phone and let them post up pictures, videos and other information. Self-tracking made easy - that's jaiku, the latest Finnish innovation.

Alternatively, it's a nifty way of keeping in touch with friends, family and colleagues. Perhaps in education, students, tutors and peer-groups can post updates quickly and easily by text message as they work collaboratively on projects and courses. Listen to/watch the inventor in the video below giving a really interesting presentation about social networking media, including an historical overview.

You decide which it is. Meanwhile, I'm available on my own personal Jaiku channel as per the link on the right hand side of this blog!

p.s. thanks, Ina for the info.

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