Sunday, March 21, 2010

Episode 22 - We're here, like exactly right here...

We got together before Caprica to talk about location based apps. You know like Foursquare and Gowalla. This came about because I bought a new iPhone, and found out that the pics you take get geotagged automatically. This was a bit of a surprise, but also maybe a tad creepy.

Robin was pretty sure it was creepy, and said that he would never use it. Ken said it was not that different from sending a letter with a return address on it.

We talked a lot about the historical and science fiction aspects of location too.

We did our best to improve the audio this time, hope it helps.

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1 comment:

Rebecca said...

For some reason, when Dave mentioned the goggles that would allow you to see information about people you meet, all I could think of was John Carpenter's "They Live" and the sunglass that let Rowdy Roddy Pipper see the messages about the aliens.

Also, re: snail mail and geotagging - the other way mail can be geotagged is the postmark on the stamp. Sure, you could mail it from somewhere other than where you really are, but it still means that you were in that area when the item was mailed. Also, the geotagging on a picture doesn't necessarily mean "I am here", just that "I was here at some point, but not necessarily now."