Interesting kids community startup.
“Basically, Whistlestop aggregates data from multiple social media sources, including Twitter and Facebook, and uses this data to create a site where candidates face off and success is measured, in real time, by candidates’ digital support.”
Lyst.com is a social shopping site that helps you discover the best fashion for you. Follow your favorite designers, boutiques, bloggers and stylists to get their latest updates in your stylefeed, so you can stay on trend and never miss a sale.
Evidence that Pinwheel is a new function.
“But, that’s like…Flickr for Places!
You said it, not me. Is it like Flickr for Places? Ish. Part of why making Pinwheel is so fun, is so exploding with possibility, is that a note, like a photo, can be a container for all kinds of things. It is the perfect social object. Stories, advice, jokes, diatribes, information, memories, facts, advertisements, love letters, grocery lists and manifestoes can all be put into a note. It is the perfectly constrained, perfectly open thing that you can make into what you want.”
Really nice user experience. Meatball Shop uses it for reservations.
Man, I wish I understood how this shit works.
Interesting new functionality from Wolfram Alpha.
“The other thing we’ve discovered is that people don’t want answers, they want reports. In other words, they don’t want to know that the answer to the problem is “42.” They want this report that tells them “how does 42 fit into everything else.” We had the idea we could generate these reports from the beginning, but I hadn’t realized that even if you don’t do that, even if it’s a slam dunk “here’s the answer,” people don’t really like that. […] They need it contextualized.”