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

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