Dopplr, in case you’ve still not heard of it, is excellent. I’ve been saying that for a while, so rather than go over all that again here’s a link to a really early review and a later update. It’s now in public beta, so there’s really no excuse not to sign up.
Before the Dopplr Redmonk YellowPark party yesterday, Andy and I got a chance to see the Dopplr/RedMonk UK office, and sneak a photo of Matt Biddulph and his laptop for my small but growing collection of photographs of geeks with their laptop stickers.
We got to take part in the Dopplr Posin’ meme too. This all began when Bobbie Johnson wrote a piece for the Guardian back in July (probably the first mainstream attention for Dopplr). His photographer, Sarah Lee, got a now-classic shot of Matt Jones and Matt Biddulph standing in a doorway. Following in the footsteps of people standing in the same doorway, attempting the same Confident Matt and Nervous Matt poses, Andy and I humbly took out place in the Dopplr Posin’ chain yesterday.
This afternoon, I used Sqirlz Morph to quickly turn the sequence into an animated flash movie. (Around 1MB, so it may take a few moments to load…)The party itself was brilliant. Hosted in an upstairs room of the infamous Macbeth pub in Hoxton, London’s geekerati gathered, drank heavily, ate pizza, and made new Twitter friendships. Having recently blogged about TheyWorkForYou, I was particularly excited to (finally) meet Robert Brook (who helps self-organising groups prototype services for the UK Parliament) and Rob McKinnon who helps him, and also happens to be the genius behind TheyForForYou.co.nz.Here are some photos from various people who were there. Click on each thumbnail to see the original.