Project PlaceSite

March 13th, 2005

Imagine opening your laptop computer in a neighborhood wireless Internet caf� and firing up a Web browser. Instead of your usual startup page, imagine this on your screen:

That’s the core of Project PlaceSite. It introduces a new way of using wireless networks — to create a local information service by, for and about people who are in the same caf� together.

We’re rolling it out in Berkeley in a few weeks. Details:

Please let us know what you think. And come out and take part!

4 Responses to “Project PlaceSite”

  1. comment number 1 by: mtl3p

    Cool. We’re doing the same kinda thing up in Montreal. We developped some open-source software to do the same location/community based stuff. check it out at

    It’s also greatly inspired by the “third place” concept.

    It is now running our 30 hotspots. You can check out the central server in action at



  2. comment number 2 by: courtney

    This is faboo. Social software at its best 🙂

  3. comment number 3 by: mtl3p

    two stories in this post about social software over limited geographical area.

  4. comment number 4 by: CA

    We’re doing something similiar in Seattle with a local cafe on the ‘Ave – we’re using a CMS and modding it to fit the owners desires, and gathering the data from that. Cool stuff.