The Curation Problem

This is a great TED Talk my dad sent through to me earlier today. It deals with content curation in the digital world - who/what is deciding what we see (and don't see).

This is something that most people in the Internet, communications, or marketing industries would already be well aware of - however the speaker does a great job of presenting the issue with clarity in under 10 minutes.

Bing at TED 2010 Conference

I'll post more on this later, but there are some big moves happening in the location space. What is discussed during this TED presentation is not live yet (to my knowledge), yet it is really only the tip of the iceberg in terms of how technology companies will be mixing mapping & location services with both virtual and real world applications.

This video demonstrates some of what is possible with mapping technologies today (mostly in the realm of augmented reality) - later today or tomorrow I will post how businesses are starting to take advantage of this technology.