mobile community meet-up: London (tonight)
The guys behind WinkSite, a mobile community (see http://winksite.com) are in London
and asked me to see if anyone would be up for meeting for some casual discussion and a
few drinks this evening.
There's no firm venue yet but it will be in Central London. If you're interested email the
address below and let me know too (robin@...).
WINKsite London Gathering: Come & Meet Us
Tuesday, 29th November 2005
Time: After Work (6ish - ??)
Location: Central London
The idea behind the WINKsite no-host meetup in London is to bring together WINKsite
publishers and community members interested in meeting with us and each other to share
Anyone with an interest in mobile community is welcome, so please pass the word and
bring along others!
About WINKsite (http://winksite.com)
WINKsite is building the consumer Internet portal that is the critical missing link for users
of both data on mobile phones and the broadband Internet. WINKsite makes it simple for
publishers to reach their audiences on the move, and easy for those audience members to
find their mobile peers with shared interests to build communities that span mobile and
According to Future Image Research, global consumers are expected to buy a half billion
camera-phones -- all of which are data-capable -- in 2005, and 900 million in 2009.
Internet portals have not kept up. Information generated on mobile phones is not easy to
find on the Internet or on other mobile phones, creating large information inefficiencies.
WINKsite has fixed the most pressing of mobile-to-broadband and broadband-to-mobile
publishing problems and is on its way to building a business from the innovation. Over ten
thousand publishers including the Warner Music Group to the O'Reilly Media Group are
using WINK's publishing services to better reach their mobile audiences. Except for
WINKsite, publishing information to mobile phones is a one-way process, where web sites
are inelegantly cut down to fit on small screens or elaborate, uneconomic tools are offered
to build mobile-specific sites. Instead, WINKsite uses technology derived from the
blogging world (i.e. RSS, OPML) to elegantly cherrypick portions of broadband sites to
deliver on phones, while adding mobile-specific community features such as mobile chat,
forums and polls from its own publishing system.