Calling cards

New from the MySociety genii:, capsule the curiously-capitalised PlaceOpedia. Think Google Maps ? Wikipedia. Brilliant. Except that, as I write, all the links read


  1. I’m afraid you’re not thinking like an average person. Close your eyes and imagine what will happen when an entire demographic group picks the Crazy Frog as their personal jingle.

  2. This would differ from rail travel today how, precisely?

  3. I did something very like this in IRC with Jibot – you can define yourself by talking to the bot, and when you join the room it heralds you by repeating it. The subversive part is that other people can define you too. Have a look at #joiito on for more.
    We did make a real-world counterpart of this for eTech 2 years ago – David Beckemeyer put together an RFID card based system so we could walk past a reader as we entered the session, and a computer would read our definitions via text-to-speech.

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