Monthly Archives: March 2012

Social Identity in Three Layers interview with Pelpina Trip

Social Identity in Three Layers interview with Pelpina Trip

I had the opportunity to be interviewed while at SxSW 2012 in Austin, TX  by my friend Pelpina Trip.  She is the host of WebWatching and published through FrankWatching, a large Netherlands based website portal.

I define the three layers for a social identity in this brief introduction to what will soon be a published book on social identity layers and steps to start creating your own layers now.  Including fake personas for security verifications on sites.

The video has taken off.  Much thanks to Pelpina, the film crew and FrankWatching.


SxSW Live: Waddle and Gopago app reviews

Wadle Gopago

Paul Steel and myself sat at the Flurry VIP party and ran into the founders of Waddle and then attempted to use the payment system Gopago while in the Bing lot.

We were very happy with the interface and functionality of Waddle. The team has made a great product. The following quote from Gigaom was awesome:

It doesn’t force you to log in with your Facebook account. It doesn’t pull in the photos you’ve shared on Instagram. It doesn’t encourage you to share your photos publicly at all. In fact, its goal is to allow you to privately share and comment on your photos with other individuals, or small groups of friends and family. That’s it.

We had mixed feelings on the experience with Gopago. From the lack of locations and the issues with registration, we are keeping it loaded to see if it survives long term on our devices.  While the device did not give us enough prompts on security, the website did have a blurb we should mention:

We are committed to ensuring your security when using GoPago. The handling of your personal information such as payment information is safeguarded by industry standard best practices. All information is sent over 256-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection and verified by VeriSign to keep information safe. Every purchase is authenticated by a four-digit pin just like using a debit card.

This makes us feel better.

SxSW Live: Borglar and Arball app reviews

Paul Steel and I race over to Screenburn at SxSW 2012 in the Palmer Center. We got sucked in. Here is the apps we are pushing back out to you.

We not only find amazing video games but some great apps. We find a virtual reality game called Borglar and another called Arball.  One thing is that Borglar is not available everywhere as I could find no tokens for miles when arriving home.  They just weren’t in place yet.  This is common with most startups however.

See the video for our review and make sure to watch the Screenburn 2012 walkthrough in four minutes.

SxSW Live: Screenburn 2012 walkthrough in 4 minutes

We took a tour of the whole show at Screenburn 2012 while at SxSW in Parker Center.  You can catch app reviews from the Screenburn show in the YouTube channel.

After we toured the floor finding the best of the best, we made the video and give you a quick stop at each highlight.  The whole show floor in 4 minutes.