While we haven’t been too wild about software that delivers an ongoing RSS feed of your movements, when we were approached to look at the new location-based social networking platform Maphook, we were more intrigued. Instead of just telling the world where you are and what you are doing, users collaborate to create a “story” about an event using “hooks” — tweets, photos, posts, scores, Wikipedia entries, factoids and so on. It’s sort of localized social networking combined with journaling, which is why we like it. Instead of having to go all over the place and search for info, it’s archived in one spot.
The good folks at Maphook have even set up a special promotion just for Beat readers. It’s a little bit of a scavenger hunt. Sign up for Maphook — it’s available as a iPhone,/iPad app or on the web at www.maphook.com and then sign in at our five designated locations and be eligible for one of five nifty prizes specially chosen by The Beat from the exclusives available at the show.
Our idea: Let’s create a special Beat-reader crafted record of this Year’s New York Comic Con. If you see something funny, grab a photo and post it to the designated Maphook New York Comic Con category — you can link your Maphook account to Twitter so it will also tweet so you don’t miss out on any of the
drama action. Create a hook when you see something interesting or notable, or overhear the perfect quote, or see the perfect costume.
New York Comic Con is just too big for one blogger to cover — even one as “mighty” as The Beat — so we do what all superheroes do when they have a big task ahead — we team up!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.