Main topics of the podcast this week are Facebook status update anxiety in teens; Facebook Questions bringing us very few answers to our real social needs; and a live trial of the latest photo-sharing app – Color.
The smart phone app Color has caused quite a stir in tech and social media circles – mainly because of its massive funding and seemingly underwhelming launch. Certainly some commentators, like Robert Scoble, have given it a royal beating for its flaws.
So, armed with two HTC Android phones and an iPhone, Dan, Kat and Barry fired up the app and took it for a test drive. The results were… curious.
We discovered that the images you take can be shared via Twitter, Facebook etc. and link out to a web collection of your images, curated by hours. The result of our 20 minutes faffing around with the Color app can be seen on Color’s site.
As can the photos of and by Lloydie, who somehow ended up in our Color vicinity, so we saw his pics and we were able to tweet them out too!
It was a fairly chaotic attempt to get to grips with this entirely unintuitive app. We came to the conclusion that there was definitely something cool about it; the automatic curation of images by geo-location and time has a lot of potential for certain events. But there was a lot of frustration as you can hear from the jump cuts of anguish and confusion on the podcast.
So, what do you think? Have you tried Color? (Trust us – if you do – don’t try it alone. It won’t make a bean of sense!) Let us know if you’ve used it, and what you’d like to use it for.
Wanky Words this week are job titles it seems:
Guru (from @jemima_knight)
Ninja / Jedi (from @hemmysphere)
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All this and a trip to the 1930s archive to introduce Barry to a special animal song dear to Kat’s heart.
The Gnu Song by Flanders & Swann: