Google Wave As we announced in August 2010, we are not continuing active development of Google Wave as a stand-alone product. Google Wave will be shut down in April 2012. This page details the implication of the turn down process for Google Wave. Stage 1: Google Wave is read-only -- January 31, 2012 Mapping the Future of Cities & Education The following is a guest post from Mark Belinsky of Digital Democracy. What does real-time mapping with New York City public school kids look like? Recently, Digital Democracy was invited to work with 120 young people from all 5 boroughs as part of the Department of Education’s “Future Now” program. Having gone through the NY Public School system myself, I jumped at the opportunity to help them innovate. My task was to engage the kids in a conversation about what they’d like to see in the year 2020. Future Now is creating NYC’s Digital Storybook – a citywide youth project about school, community, and dreams.
Crowdsourced Comic Books - Help Fund the 'Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath' and Receive a Free Copy Originally a novella by the godfather of horror H.P. Lovecraft, 'Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath' has received a modern update courtesy of journalist and amateur illustrator Jason Thompson. There's only one problem: a complete run of printed comics is a steep investment, though you could help solve that issue. As with other Kickstarter projects, Thompson hopes to raise $10,000 in order to cover printing fees for his comic book adaptation.
Grow VC > About About What is Grow VC? Grow Venture Community (Grow VC) by Grow VC Group, is the first global, transparent, community-based platform dedicated to entrepreneurs and investors. By Social Entrepreneurs, For Social Entrepreneurs? ? Social Edge Welcome to SkollWorldForum.org former Social Edge users! Social Edge was an online community created by the Skoll Foundation from 2003 - 2013. The site has since closed as we have focused efforts on the new Skoll World Forum platform. However, if you were a Social Edge user, you will be pleased to know that all of your articles and comments have been saved and can be browsed below. Sharing Stream, Real-time Sharing, Trending Shares - ShareThis Stream Trending Content API Provides access to real-time socially trending content across the ShareThis Publisher Network of 2M+ websites. Overview Users sharing content on social networks, or friends and followers clicking on shared links indicate a measure of social popularity for content. We refer to this as Social Reach. When combined with velocity (i.e. how fast the Social Reach is occurring) the API delivers content that is in essence viral at that moment based on Social Reach and velocity.
Online Brainstorming, Social Innovation, Open Innovation, Crowdsourcing - yutongo Your own company page yutongo offers you a full blown hub for your idea crowdsourcing and web based innovation activities. You get your own subpage with the subdomain of your choice for as low as 49$/month. A great internal ideation app Did you know? yutongo works great to use along with your employees. Buzzd Aggregates Check-Ins From Foursquare, Gowalla And Others I We’ve written about the social city and nightlife mobile app, buzzd, which pulls its data from Twitter and other buzzd users, for a bigger picture of the places that are hot in a given location. The startup just released an Android app in December and today is launching a new version of its iPhone and BlackBerry apps that integrates location-based services in the mix. The buzzd network compiles information from its base of over a half-million users, Twitter, and other real-time sources to provide users with activity updates for almost half a million venues across the United States, the U.K. and Canada. You download the app and it will bring up a list of venues close to you that are currently popular based on people talking about them on Twitter and Buzzd. The integration with these services makes a lot of sense for Buzzd, as the app essentially tells you where the most frequented places are within your location.