http://wakoopa.com/ What a fun little app! Total invasion of private software time…however, very, very interesting. Below is a embeddable widget from the site listing all the software I am currently running on my PC. Wow! Pretty scary when you think about it. Right now I am just trying to understand the benefits of something like this, or rather the social software benefits of this. Here are some of my initial thoughts. discover new software via your contacts see what other people are doing see how you spend your time Also from a software development/use standpoint, there is lots of usage statistics that can be harvested. For example they have this quote on the website: “Did you know communicating is the second biggest activity on the computer? We do. Wakoopa knows software”
http://www.thefoundbin.com/ Ok, being someone who has loved and lost and loved again, I love the idea of this website. However the only way for it to be truly useful is to have a VERY wide user base. I tried doing a few random searches, but nothing came up. However, I still really appreciate the idea behind this website and would love to see it grow and become more widely used. A good way to possibly start to widen that user base would be to work directly with the chamber of commerce in different cities across the globe and encourage them to incorporate the use of this tool into their own lost-n-found system structures. A few media spots wouldn’t be a bad idea either. Here’s to hoping that some people are reunited with their favorite things.
Metadata and Taxonomies are my thing. I spend an awful lot of time drinking coffee and having existential dilemmas on how to categorize what the hell I do for a living.