Christopher Wink, who founded the Technical.ly network of local technology sites in Philadelphia, Brooklyn and other cities, was one of the mentors that Al Jazeera brought in for the event — which pulled together 90 participants from 37 countries, out of more than 1,600 applications. He has a blog post in which he lists some of his favorite projects, and almost all of them seem like they could help make the job of a journalist easier, or in some way expand the practice of news (there’s another good list here). [[MORE]]
Whether Facebook anonymous login will matter or not will be determined if enough sites and apps see enough benefit in the frictionless vetting of users by Facebook that they’ll forgo trying to collect user data themselves. Find snippets of my interview with KYW in their quick-hit here.