Effect of social media - speedsurfing web 2.0

I was thinking about social media/internet growing/changing so fast. And maybe it is interesting to look to speedsurfing and think of the future. Would it be possible places like facebook or twitter will be more fun to share your speedsurfing session? I think it is. Just share that max speed/ best run/ or trip on google earth with friends. Is that the effect of facebook, making the site gps-speedsurfing.com less social?

I never thought about the negative effect on the old existing websites of the newer development. Isn't there an awesome opportunity for making an excellent facebook app for speedsurfing. I would use and prefer that (if possible??)! There are lots of techies speedsurfing or reading this blog, who agrees or allready made something for facebook? I am a technie, but not really good with programming apps etc..

I would suggest, easy (upload track, an compute result), share what you like (that max speed or maybe an awesome average hour), add friends that joined your session (Erik .. was there too), add story (I broke my fin again when crashing into a fishing net), attach picture (broken fin).

All great sessions will be on your storyline of facebook with great detail etc. I suggest you to "like"-button below this if you agree this would increase fun.

Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.


  1. Maybe but not everyone uses Facebook!!! Keep it open to all, Facebook is not all good and I for one have no interest in it. I think it has too much importance put on it and actually excludes a lot of people from information that don't want to have an account and have their lives constantly monitored!

  2. Why would you want to move everything to facebook?
    Facebook is not only evil, it's Evil Inc.

  3. I'm not anti-Facebook, but I'm not sure moving wholesale would be the best approach.

    You would be reliant on two entities that have to continue to co-operate, the app developer and Facebook. Also, the app developer may not be able to create enough functionality, or Facebook might change the API.

    I would suggest incorporating share features, so you keep the main content and functionality on a site, but shard and comment with Facebook.