The UK has been a strange place to be over the last week. No-one could have predicted the bizarre turn of events that saw Cameron and Clegg shake hands on the steps of Number 10 before going in together to make a start on running the country.
And while it didn’t turn out to be the ‘social media election’ that was originally predicted, the constant hum from twitter and blogs has, for me and I’m sure many others, provided a fascinating additional layer of commentary, opinion and wit.
In the tech/social media world, there has been just as much going on. Rather than try and pull it all together into one post, I’ve gone for more of a listing, highlighting some of the more interesting stuff.
- Twitter confirmed it was beta testing its new business centre, which along with @anywhere and the ad platform underlines it’s determination to encourage business to sign up.
- Location based apps & content continue to increase in importance; Foursquare saw it’s 40 millionth check-in while Facebook announced it was teaming up with McDonalds to launch its own geo-location app.
- HP launched Gloe, an experimental app that allows you to map specific web pages onto geographical locations (I really like the look of this, it could open up so many interesting services).
So in the future when people ask you, “where were you when?” you will probably be able to tell them down to the exact spot.