net@night

Jan 28th 2009

net@night with Amber and Leo 122

Akoha

Akoha.com, Obameter, Wikipedia: The Missing Manual, Historical Tweets, YouTube Cinema, and more.
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Guests: Austin Hill
Category: News

Akoha.com, Obameter, Wikipedia: The Missing Manual, Historical Tweets, YouTube Cinema, and more.

Our guest is Austin Hill, co-founder and CEO of Akoha.com.

Hill has been a web entrepreneur since his late teens and he's speaking at TED 2009 about his latest site, Akoha.com, which just launched in public beta. Akoha is the world's first social reality game where you can earn points by playing real-world missions with your friends. Missions might include giving someone your favorite book, inviting a friend for drinks, or buying a friend some chocolate.

Tracking Obama's campaign promises on Obameter

Book on Wikipedia becomes part of Wikipedia: O'Reilly's book "Wikipedia: The Missing Manual" by John Broughton is now available for free on Wikipedia itself. If you want the paperback edition, it's still listed in O'Reilly's catalog at $29.99.

Historical Tweets

App of the week: YouTube Cinema: The YouTube Cinema Firefox extension lowers the lights on any playing YouTube video, removing distracting ads and comments so you can focus on the video.

Audible.com pick of the week: The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash That Follows the Greatest Boom in History, Abridged By Harry S. Dent, Narrated by
Harry S. Dent. For a free audiobook, visit Audible.com/night.