I’m at  Shop.org with 3,500 other people and just got done listening to the CEO of Urban Outfitters, Glen T. Senk and he brought up an excellent point about retail and locations and what I would call localism. He mentioned the fact that each store in a chain is selling different things based on differing …

File this under “Complete No-Brainer!”. Now I want to see this integrated into weeplaces – real time!

Link to Robert Scoble interviews Matt Galligan, the CEO of SimpleGeo (video)

At one point Robert Scoble mentions the fact that all “this data” including location lives in disparate silos and says that he wishes there would be one businesses that unified that data. Ladies and gentlemen; that company will be Facebook. Enjoy the video!

According to Gartner, within 3-5 years smartphones will out number PCs and then eventually take the lead as the number one device used to access the Internet. This doesn’t take into account that more and more information that would be accessed via the Interwebs, is being accessed through apps. As evidenced by the death of …

I provided some background on Mr. Smiley in my earlier post and now wanted to talk about his book, Your Kid’s too Soft. This book was written, based on Mr. Smiley’s 34 years of teaching experience and talks about the changes in youth he’s seen. Now before you go thinking that this is yet another …

Link to Visualize your Foursquare check-ins with weeplaces (video)

Building on the concept of a map of me, weeplaces allows you to map your check-ins. I love this. FourSquare Visualization by WeePlaces.com from Eric Wu on Vimeo.

I just finished a excellent book called Fixed: Global Fixed-gear Bike Culture. The writing is style is essentially stream of conscious but the insight is appreciated. The book covers the history of fixed-gear bikes. A fixed gear bike (also called a fixie) is a bike with no brakes and no gears. A single chain ring …

Guess where I am? It’s 7:02 am and ride down a decline on my bike and dismount at the base of the hill. I look out at a massive number of seats and stairs. (69 rows & 192 respectively!) There are a little over 100 hundred people in various states of exercise. Some are running …

So several months ago I posted a product demo of Square. This is one of those ingenious products/services that make you want to find a reason to use it and the first day I could order a card reader, I did. (I registered in April.) That was mid-May and I received my card reader September …

Link to EpicMix: RF + social + location = boarding 2010/2001

Amazing new social location-based system created by Vail Resorts.