I GOT A GLYMPSE of Oxford Lane and several interesting snippets along a laneway that remains invisible to Google Street view. I'm indebted to Liam Daly for sharing.
Until Liam sent me a Glympse of his Oxford Lane studio, I didn't have the Glympse app on my Sony Xperia phone. Years ago, I watched Liam cycle around Ireland, using Google Latitude to view his progress. Latitude has been relegated to a function inside Google Plus and until Glympse, I didn't have an easy way of seeing and sharing collaborative locations.
Latitude, like Foursquare, connected me to a smaller, tighter circle of people who shared with a focus. In my personal case, Latitude let me see how close I was to people and that facilitated real-time meet-ups. It had its weaknesses but worked years on Symbian before any related location apps emerged on iOS. I'm glad there's a fall-back in Glympse.
Then there is the real touch point of truly social meet-ups. Liam and I have watched the online social scene morph and change in Ireland. As Twitter approaches its IPO, we wonder what comes next. I think the next communication medium must be standards-based platform services as functional as e-mail. And I'm curious to find out if a follow-on Oxford Lane conversation might specify how that new communications plumbing will evolve.
[Bernie Goldbach snapped Oxford Lane and published this item with his Nokia Lumia while listening to chatter from #DalkeyOpen.]