I like this:
Mashable features the top 10 apps to watch for 2011. While some don’t seem to be too interesting for me and some to be just „me too“ apps that need to proove that they offer never seen additional value, one looked rather interesting to me: GetGlue
It let’s you checkin into Movies, Books, Shows, etc.
Somehow people got used to „checking in“ to things. And they also got used to sharing experiences. Weird concept though, that you check into a book. But the social aspect is great, because (as with foursquare) you can leave tips, comments, see who also checked in to that particular medium, etc. Does this need to be a „mobile“ app? Think not, as there does not seem to be any location aspect to it.
It also seems to be a cool recommendation engine. I wonder what else people will get the chance to check into? Meals, drinks? And who has the time to constantly update their checkin status for every single detail of life? I already keep forgetting to check in with foursquare all the time.
I definitely missed some of these, but I guess they are very much focused on memes from the US. I would not want to leave out the #blumenkübel meme we had running on twitter here in Germany, which made it to the international trending topics. It was so popular, that people from the US asked on twitter, what the hell #blumenkübel means…
Happy new year 2011!