I was reading one of my tech blogs (aka “geek” blogs) and came across something very interesting from the folks over at TechCrunch. They are currently holding their annual conference called TechCrunch50 and are updating their blog at a very fast pace. As I began sifting thru the various posts I came across something that I thought worthy of sharing. I haven’t dug to deep into this yet, but at first glance it looks like a new (still in beta) social networking site for bird watchers - called Birdpost. Forgive me if this is old news for some of you, but it’s the first that I have seen or heard of it.
TechCrunch50 gave it a very favorable review. Here’s just a bit of what they had to say:
“…Like Wikipedia, Birdpost intends to unleash knowledge traditionally locked up in the heads of a small group of experts. While in the case of bird watching the group is highly focused, the founders insist that 45 million Americans would actually be interested in their knowledge.
Birdpost provides knowledge about birds and, in particular, where they’ve been spotted, in three main ways. First, an interactive map based on Google Maps shows pins where birds have been spotted by the site’s members. When you click on a pin, it shows a picture of the bird and other information. Secondly, members can compile lists of the birds they wish to spot, and when someone spots any one of those birds, a notification will get sent out. And finally, members can search for birds by name, characteristics, and regions.”
Read the complete review here.
Birdpost link: http://www.birdpost.com/