Sharing adventures as they happen with Google’s glasses

Is this the ultimate is sharing your adventure live as it happens? In this video Google’s Sergey Brin leads a demo of Google’s Project Glass with a group of skydivers, bmxers and abseilers all using Google’s new video-capturing spectacles sharing live via Google Hangout.

Google hopes to start selling the devices, which broadcast images directly in front of the users’ eyes allowing them to stream video and social media applications, as early as 2014.

Meeting social media legend @philcampbell

I have known Phil Campbell, in a Twitter sense, pretty much since I first started using ‘modern’ social media (he was the second person I followed on Twitter). Other than a very brief introduction a few years ago however, I have not actually met him face to face. This finally changed earlier this week when he invited me up to Nottingham for an interview about Social Hiking.

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Quick sharing of photos whilst outdoors: Instagram

Over the last few trips, I have been experimenting with different services for ‘instantly’ sharing photos. I am by no means a good photographer, but often I see something I think others will find interesting and I want to point, shoot and share to my preferred networks from my phone with the minimal amount of hassle. On a recent trip to Dartmoor I had a play with Instagram, and was pleasantly surprised with the results. Continue reading “Quick sharing of photos whilst outdoors: Instagram”

Adventures in Devon and Cornwall

Despite being only a short break, my recent family trip to Devon and Cornwall was certainly adventure packed. Although we were only away for 6 days, we managed to fit in: crabbing in Looe, watching stormy seas in Polperro, a visit to Plymouth Hoe, exploring rock pools on Seaton beach, walks, swimming and a wild camp on Dartmoor, body boarding in Salcombe and a visit to the largest waterfall in England. Here is a quick write up of some of the things we got up to.

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