Product & Startup Builder

Tripping: Microsoft 3D Photography - Photosynth

Added on by Chris Saad.
Over the last few days we have been at the Web 2.0 Conference and the Web 2.2 Conference (apparently there is an upgrade coming out!) and by far the coolest thing being demoed (besides Touchstone of course) is Microsoft's Photosyth research project.

This thing is amazing.

Today at Web 2.2 we talked about community building and how tools can influence, build and disband communities via various subtle and not-so-subtle influences.

My main contribution was the sentiment that the ultimate community building 'tool' right now is blogging. Blogs are many pieces loosely joined and that model is at the heart of the Web 2.0 movement.

We also talked about how applications like Touchstone can model interests in the community to build a profile about which components (people) of a community contribute the most, even when the contribution is only passively received.

Very academic!