Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

the facebook of things

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/27046532 w=400&h=225] Facebook integration Ushuaïa Beach Hotel from Dorst & Lesser // Social Media on Vimeo.

Hotel guests, and everyone who attends the concerts, will be given the option of wearing a slim RFID wristband synchronised to their Facebook profile. Throughout the hotel there will be various points where guests can check in, take pictures or post a status according to where they are positioned in the hotel, simply by swiping their wristband across a sensor.

At moments like this I'm always of three minds:

  1. The potential of something like this for the integration of the social graph with the real world is immense. The possibility boggles the mind.
  2. This is only a few steps above tweeting about your ham sandwich if, beneath the Ibiza veneer, it's any different at all.
  3. "Every day I see people walking around wearing devices that the KGB would have been delighted to issue if only they had known how." - Eben Moglen (<---watch this talk)