Monday Jan 04, 2010

G-Snap! still much better than Twitter for flash crowds, collaboration

I've mentioned G-Snap! before on this blog; a buddy of mine left a high-profile job at Yahoo! a couple of years back to start a company around a vision he had about how to use mobile computing to bring people together.  He and his company have been doing some really cool work with their app, and in the last few months have gotten some cool things done.  For one, they actually got some revenue for the product.  Another thing, Robert Scoble (huge in the blogosphere, in case you don't already know about the guy) heard about it and used it to capture his time at Le Web conference recently.

But none of that really matters to me today; today what's important is that Rich and I are going to snapcast tonight's college football bowl game, the Fiesta Bowl between TCU and Boise State.  Rich is from Texas; he's rooting for TCU.  I'm from the Pacific Northwest, so I'm gonna root for Boise State.

G-Snap! has added a really nice way of incorporating Twitter feeds and individual tweets into a snapcast; we're going to be trying out this feature in tonight's snapcast.  Check it out here; it's free, and you can either just watch the conversation or feel free to join in with the crowd.

Oh, and it's not just for mobile phones; it looks great on your favorite desktop browser.  Rich has made sure of that, no matter what browser you're using.

See you at the game tonight!


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Wednesday Dec 02, 2009

The Pac-10 Championship blogged live


I've talked about g-snap! before; I still think it's one of the most innovative ways of sharing live events with other people.  It beats Twitter hands-down, and is a more natural way of doing what people call "live blogging".  Plus, G-Snap! was designed from the start to work well on mobile devices; the whole idea is that you may be on the move when a favorite event of yours is on, but if you could stay in touch via your mobile device, you can still be a part of the community, part of the action.

The next Snapcast  coming up is tomorrow's (that's Thursday, December 3rd) Pac-10 college football game between Oregon and Oregon State.  The outcome of the game will determine which team wins the Pac-10 conference title and therefore goes to the Rose Bowl.  Both teams are playing great football; the game should be a treat to watch.

So check it out by going here, and join in the trash talking, or just check out how communities interact on G-Snap!

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