Thursday, September 07, 2006

Web 2.0 + Flickr + Geotagging = !

When a suite of basic capabilites are put together in an open context, things can scale very quickly and the emergent whole can be very greater the the sum of its parts. When the capability of easily organizing content spatially is added to a community the size of Flickr, new forms of communication practices are inevitable. 1.2 million geotags were added on day 1 of its availability. For years now, commercial web sites, community organizations, and arts movements have experimented with ways to label, organize, and the way individuals make sense of space. The greatly expanded depth and breadth of representing space will unleash new forms of community memory, personal expression, and uses no one can yet imagine.

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