Proximity-based chat

Trepia™ is an interesting twist on chat clients.  Instead of having a buddy list of friends, Trepia™ searches for buddies based on proximity.  People in your buddy list won’t be friends you already know, they will be the people logged in who are physically closest to you.


Here’s how Trepia™ describes their technology:



Trepia™ performs a Progressive Proximity search for nearby people using known geographical information about the networks you use. It searches from the inside out, first adding people local to you, then branching out to others.


Sounds cool, right?  All I want to know is: how do they plan to make money?


(Thanks Steve for the pointer to the cool software.)

Yo!

Sure, perhaps the Yo-Yo hasn’t been cool since the ’50s but there are still some people into it… and some have mad skilz (see, use the right lingo and it’s cool again).  For some dope Yo-Yo action check out this video: http://www.hugi.is/hahradi/bigboxes.php?box_id=51208&f_id=901.  The video isn’t short, but sit still for a little and you’ll see some pretty fancy handwork.


The video was filmed at the Japanese National Yo-Yo competition 2003.  If you want more Yo-Yo info, here’s a good launch site.