An introduction to Identi.ca

Dennis Bournique of WAP Review has me pegged as a social media whore and he’s right. So it should come as no surprise that I’ve had an account on Identi.ca for quite some time, without really knowing what to do with it.

That is, until this week and my new Linux rig. Thanks to it and Gwibber, my new favourite social network aggregator, I can finally see what all the fuss is about….

buddycloud: Location done right.

Available right now for mobiles running Nokia’s S60/Symbian OS and coming soon for Android and crippled Internet appliances, buddycloud automates the tedium of manual check-ins. As soon as you “teach” it a particular place — by entering as much or as little detail as you choose to — it uses any combination of cellular towers, GPS, WiFi antennas and even Bluetooth radios to figure out when you’ve returned.

It’s one of those things that makes you wonder why nobody thought of it sooner…