Subject: Re: [NYCGA-IWG] OccupiR
From: White Hat
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 10:14:21 -0800 (PST)
To: Bruce Wagner <>, "" <>

if you want to see where a group of people are in real time, "Herd!" does a very good job of that (ios now and android promised).  i've used it and it's very well done:!/id441641215

aside from the question whether ows people want to be tracked even by colleagues, reliable gps tracking tends to be a battery drain on devices.  in the case of a march or direct action i would highly recommend using Herd!.

there's also the class of check-in apps like unsocial, sonar, and foursquare which i've seen tried at conferences to network like minded people there.  they are useful to find people, but little else.

for within the park, i think local discussion via a mobile tool ala vibe (which is analogous to email list discussion such as this list) is generally more interesting than knowing who's in the park which is also interesting.


From: Bruce Wagner <>
To: White Hat <>;
Sent: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: [NYCGA-IWG] OccupiR


Vibe looks cool.... and very useful.    I just read some of the Press
about it just now...

I will check out Vibe today.

I was thinking of a super super easy to use app that's Not anonymous
though...  so that I could see if Keri or Drew or Joe or Ed or Thomas
or Jesse are in the park....  at the same time I am.    See what I
mean?    Different use case.

Only Love,


Bruce Wagner
OnlyOneTV | global television network

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occupy wall street:

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 7:04 AM, White Hat
<> wrote:
> Android and iPhone. Info and download via
> On Nov 8, 2011, at 13:36, Bruce Wagner <> wrote:
> No, I haven't.  I haven't even heard of it.  Is it an Android app?
> Only Love,
> Bruce
> Bruce Wagner
> OnlyOneTV | global television network
> 646-580-0022
> On Nov 7, 2011 11:50 PM, "White Hat" <> wrote:
>> hello bruce
>> have you taken a look at vibe?
>> wh
>> On Nov 8, 2011, at 7:43, Bruce Wagner <> wrote:
>> Sounds great.
>> I like the super simple interface of grindr.  Face pics, sorted by
>> proximity.  It's very intuitive.  Then text chat which works much like sms.
>> I think an app like this could be a very important tool for OWS.
>> On Nov 7, 2011 11:19 PM, "Sam Zimmerman" <> wrote:
>>> hi Bruce -
>>> I am working on a droid app that accomplishes much of what you outlined
>>> that will in beta in about 3 weeks. It will be similar to apple's "find my
>>> friends" but it will emphasize privacy and temporariness. Networks are
>>> invite-based so the app is not a forum for meeting people, rather will be
>>> for keeping connected to different groups of of people using gps (ie. "my
>>> friends, my working group, today's march, etc.). If you have some particular
>>> scenarios you envision using a mobile app for please send them my way and
>>> I'll let you know what would be supported.
>>> - Sam