Charlie Schick posted about some of the stuff going on at Winksite. I’ve posted about tying together the mobile and desktop versions, and I think the embeddable widget is a great move. There are some quirks still, like all the chatrooms in California appear to be in Los Angeles if you drill down on the Metro tab. But the idea here is really solid. It pulls together horizontal slices through all the sites, which lets you find an active chat room without having to go through all the different individual areas. Definitely a good thing. I’ll have to spend some more time playing around with it. I like the map they have there. Winksite was way out in front in terms of location services. Ever since I first spoke with Dave almost 2 years ago every Winksite has had location info and every post has options for geo info. With the Google maps interfaces allowing people to shove their own info into a rich interface there’s a lot more info in consuming geoannotated info. Hopefully that’ll force through the demand for annoted content, and we’ll see some actual location services from carriers.
Great job Dave and Jason! This looks like a fantastic bit of work.