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March 21st, 2008 by Jeremiah Abraham

I now pronounce you… (1)

… Twitter and wife. Good grief! I wonder if this is true. Live Twitter updates during the ceremony?

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5 years from now we’ll probably see:

@maxkiesler - btw i’m prego
@emilychang - w00t!

Check it out…

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March 15th, 2008 by Jeremiah Abraham

Traveling with Driftr.com (2)

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Jet-setters alike can now migrate to the beta release of Driftr.com, a social network dedicated to user generated content “by travelers, for travelers.” Based in Venice, CA, the site allows its users to upload trip photos, recommend and review places during travel, and keep track of where they’ve been and where they’re going.

I had a quick chat with Erick Laubach, co-founder and CEO of Driftr, Inc:

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JA: Where are you based?

EL: Venice, CA

JA: When did you launch?

EL: October 2007

JA: How would you say your community is set apart from other travel sites? How is it innovative?

EL: We are a next generation travel community. The basic idea is to connect people more efficiently while integrating with and leveraging features from existing sites and communities. This means our members don’t have to upload information in multiple places. For example, we allow our users to stream photos from Flickr rather than uploading again to Driftr.com. Of course, the ability to upload on Driftr is also available as an option.

On Driftr, you can choose to only interact with your friends or you can expand your research to include everyone in the Driftr community. Browse destinations by looking at the profiles of Driftrs whose photos, reviews, and blogs you respect and find interesting. Then, once you go on your own travels, you can share your opinions with the Driftr community making the site even richer.

We have a huge list of features we’re going to roll out over the next few weeks/months that will further set Driftr apart including trip comments, messaging, customized profiles, mobile trip uploads, and the all important Faceboook and Open Social applications.

JA: What is your overall goal with a site like this?

EL: Two fold. First, to give our members a place to organize, document, and share trip photos, reviews, and blogs with friends and family. This gives you one central place to save all of your adventures. Second, to get unbiased reviews of different travel spots so you can research the perfect destination before you book a trip.

JA: Where do you see it in about 2 years?

EL: Driftr has already grown by leaps and bounds in the first few months we’ve been live. In two years, we see Driftr as a leader in the travel space with a thriving community of loyal, dedicated members.

JA: How is it beneficial to me as a traveler?

EL: You now have one central place to document all your trip photos, reviews, and blogs, plus you have a personal travel map to view all the places you’ve been too (bragging rights!)… and when you’re ready to go on that next trip, you can get unbiased reviews and recommendations from fellow Driftrs.

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Driftr About Us

http://www.driftr.com/world/about_us

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March 12th, 2008 by Jeremiah Abraham

Anime Expo 2008 in LA! (5)

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For all the anime freaks and media geeks like me, ANIME EXPO 2008 — which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, has announced its first Japanese guest of honor. Masamitsu Hidaka, who has directed titles such as Pokemon and Mobile Suit Gaundam Wing will be joining the prestigious line up. Various events will also be held at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live.

AX often serves as a platform for new product/service announcements and attracts entertainment, gaming, and media companies such as Disney, Namco Bandai, Nintendo, Square Enix, DC Comics, and much more.

Personally, I go every year to buy all the great stuff you can’t find anywhere else — like a Key Blade from Disney’s Kingdom Hearts series. Don’t forget to pre-order… or for you folks who are lucky enough to get an industry pass like me (*cough*), grab one before its too late. =)

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March 10th, 2008 by Jeremiah Abraham

Happy Hour 2.0 in San Diego (2)

Further south you’ll find Happy Hour 2.0 on March 19th, hosted by digital-telepathy, Inc.

Alcohol + tech nerdiness = uber-fun!

“Come join us for cocktails, apps (edible & digital) and networking with some of the brightest in the industry. Hosted by Integral Impressions and digital-telepathy, Happy Hour 2.0 will fuse the geek and party animal in you and give you a reason to be proud of being a part of the San Diego Web 2.0 family. Open bar starts at 7pm on March 19 at Modus Supper Club in Banker’s Hill.”

View the invitation on Mixergy.

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March 5th, 2008 by Jeremiah Abraham

Maligayang Bati… (4)

… Now you know how to say “Happy Birthday” in Tagalog!

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The popular photo sharing website turns 4 in a few days. To celebrate, Flickr is hosting a photo “pin-up” event in San Francisco. People can walk up to the public exhibit and add their best, printed photo from Flickr. These pictures (if approved) will be scanned and adorn a wall during their celebration’s event space. You can apparently also start your own exhibit if you’re too far away. Where’s the LA collage?

http://www.flickr.com/groups/flickrturns4/

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February 25th, 2008 by Mike Macadaan

Hip Techies Dig Scene In West L.A. (0)

Twiistup gets another mention on CNNMoney thanks to the great article from Brian Deagon.



February 25th, 2008 by Mike Macadaan

Twiistup mentioned on CNNMoney.com (0)

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Looks like the article ‘Networking Groups Aim To Turn L.A. Into Technology Star’ from Investor’s Business Daily is making it’s way around the web. Read the CNN article here.

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February 25th, 2008 by Mike Macadaan

Networking Groups Aim To Turn L.A. Into Technology Star (0)

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Twiistup is in this article by Brian Deagon of Investor’s Business Daily.



February 25th, 2008 by Steph Macadaan

Grown Up (Kinda) Mad Libs (4)

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The BureauofCommunication.com sounds serious, but it’s actually a cool site where you can create “forms” such as unsolicited feedback, declaration of romantic intent, formal apology, official invitation and more. The forms are created via the old Mad Lib style and can be emailed immediately. Next time you have something to say, try it out!

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February 25th, 2008 by Mike Macadaan

The Oscars in 60 seconds (6)

Thank you Mahalo Daily for these. Also check out..

Grammys in 60 seconds

Macworld 2008 Keynote in 60 seconds

Mahalo Daily hosted by Veronica Belmont

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