Besides ESPN, Twitter and Facebook, i read the NY Times Technology section several times a day because there’s always some new service or interesting happenings that will influence my digital life.
One such thing is finding out about Filmaster. Started in 2008, Filmaster is a burgeoning community of filmmakers and reviewers (and fellow tyros like myself), dedicated to all things flim.
The interesting part is that they are preparing the release of a FourSquare like app on the iPhone (and i hope other smartphones, specifically BlackBerry) that allows people to check-in when they’re viewing a film, and also to coordinate with other people (strangers, too!) who are also interested in watching said film(s).
Within five minutes, i was able to create an account (would have been faster if i used the OpenID, Twitter, or Facebook login options) and fill out my profile information and avatar.
This site is apropos because for the past 6 months or so, i’ve been playing catch up on watching films that everyone and their mama have watched already. I’m seriously behind on classics and even more contemporary films (and, nope, i will not say which films, i’ve been laughed at enough lol).
Besides my own profile and the home pages, i’ve yet to fully peruse the other three sections of the site (Rate Movies, The Planet, Forum), but hope to do so over the course of the day. I wanted to get a post out for today, so i did this quickly :-)
All right, hope this was interesting.
Thanks for reading.