Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

December 6, 2007

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Social Networking

1:00 PM -- This is a pretty interesting MIT project that uses cellphones to find and track owls in Maine.

The researchers say:

  • In our project in Maine, we will deploy cell nodes for calling and recording owls, and provide an interface for the public to vicariously participate in the census from the internet.

    We hope to gain insight into the social networking processes of collaborative interpretation and annotation of a shared database; and knowledge representation for the bird-census domain.

It's good to see cell technology being used constructively for animal projects. All I've been hearing about recently is how cell towers can disrupt the migration of birds and how this is becoming a bigger and bigger issue.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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