Erly is founded by Hulu’s former technical and product leads. Collections is one of three applications the team plans to launch in the coming months. Combined, CEO Eric Feng tells Fast Company, they are "a utility you can live in," or "a constant living record of your life."
LinkedIn's just launched its new platform to everyone interested in hooking up to the business networking site's APIs. Useful stuff, for some, but what it's really about is trying to usurp Facebook in the enterprise social networking space.
Think having 5000 Facebook friends is impressive? What if you had to maintain those relationships with status updates that took weeks or months to arrive? That wasn't a problem for literati in the 1700s, who managed to maintain impressive social networks with handwritten letters.
A team from Stanford has mapped this "social graph" in an interactive graphic that visualizes 55,000 letters exchanged between 6400 correspondents. Here's the dashboard for 1700 to 1801: