|This article originally appeared in 24hrs Vancouver on July 23, 2008.|
Nick Bouton’s Protagonize is getting more love, as it was named one of Canada’s top 20 Web 2.0 projects by Backbone Magazine and KPMG. The site is a collaborative writing project where authors work together to create many layered tales. Nick is humbled to be “in some pretty excellent company (including that of my former employer, ThoughtFarmer, which is pretty neat.)” – Protagonize.com
It will get a little hectic in the local blogosphere this weekend as Blogathon Vancouver will have a dozen local scribes posting every 30 minutes for 24hrs straight. Barbara Doduk of IAmLove will be profiling 48 people in 24hrs and raising money for the SPCA’s Paws for a Cause.
It only took 8 days. Apple’s iPhone 2.0 software has been hacked and jailbroken by the iPhone Dev Team. The iPhone 2.0 Pwnage Tool allows first generation iPhones to upgrade to the new software and access the iTunes App store. John Biehler says eventually it will mean a wholesale unlocking of the new 3G phones.
While there seems to be something on the social media calendar each week, an official Vancouver Blogger Meetup is scheduled for next Tuesday, July 29 at the Black Water Café. Mostly the meetings are informal, although a roundtable discussion has been planned for this event.
Panasonic was in town this week unveiling some new cameras that will be on shelves next month. The power of a point and shoot is really entering new dimensions as 14.7MP, wide angle, low light, intelligent auto devices make their way down the food chain. Heck, they even have functions to automatically straighten the image for those snapped later in the reception.