24hrs Blogosphere Buzz: 2008.07.16


Megan Cole has joined the interim board of directors for the Social Media Club. She’s in heady company, there are 42 members heading up the organization while the permanent search is on. “This online over-the-internet-waves-and-on-the-ground Board will be in existence for the coming months – perhaps 6 or so – until an actual *proper* board of 12 is officially,” she writes. The Social Media Club (SMC) is a new media and advocacy organization focused on social media.

Tonight is Fraser Valley WordPress Camp. The local blogstars will be packing up their stickered Macbooks and heading east to share what they know about the blogosphere. From setting one up, to making money with a blog to just plain networking, the casual event goes at 6p tonight at Cascades Casino in Langley.

Lori K started something she’s calling Project 365 on Vancouver Metblogs. She started last week on her 34th birthday and promises to take and post pictures each day, documenting her 35th year. Each week will have a different theme, this week she’s all about shoes.

You think waiting in line for 5 hours for an iPhone was crazy? Leo Laporte broadcasted for 24 straight hours through Twitlive.tv as he ushered in the iPhone around the world. He started when the doors opened in New Zealand and spoke didn’t stop until he got his hands on a 16g white one in Petaluma, California. More than 250 000 viewers caught at least a part of the netcast.

San Francisco has a parking problem and has approved a program to convert the city’s metered parking spots into smart spots. Each of 6 000 spots will be fitted with sensors that will broadcast, over WiFi, whether or not the spot is taken. You could then use an iPhone to find the empty spots. With computerized sensors, it will also be able for the city to have variable rates through the day.

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