First there were posts, then tweets. Now we’ve got a new word to use as a method for sharing bits of ourselves: the cling.
“What the &#%$ is a cling,” you’re probably asking right now. So here’s the deal: If you use developer MyCityWay‘s new free app Clingle, you can leave virtual stuff for others to find — including messages, photos, videos and iTunes songs — at a particular location, which are then geotagged, uploaded to a server and made available for whomever you specify.
There’re also whole bunch of check-in based rewards to make it more Foursquare-ish, like points that can be redeemed for stuff at an upcoming Clingle Store, and business proprietors can use it to offer specials at the door through customers iPhones. Pretty cool.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.