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About Hiptop Nation(If you don't know about Danger, Inc. and the hiptop, the rest of this won't make much sense)
I (Mike Popovic) started this site soon after the T-Mobile Sidekick was released to the public. As a (non-Danger employee) beta tester of the Sidekick I had started up my own beta-testing weblog, and lots of folks loved the idea of blogging and sharing pics from their hiptop. I modified the weblog software I'd been using and made a communal weblog and dubbed it "Hiptop Nation". Shortly after I made further modifications and enabled everyone to pull their own entries out of the pool, thus allowing personal blogging, albeit with a relatively primitive feature set compared to some of the other weblog systems out there. It is not the goal of this website to become the most featured-filled personal blogging system. I'm not sure yet if we do have any goals at all, aside from having fun by experimenting with what the hiptop brings to the blogging table. See the Hiptop Halloween Photo-Scavenger Hunt for a good example of what I mean.
If you'd like to help support hiptop Nation, visit the support page (thanks).
And now, a mini-FAQ about the site:
Hey, how does this site work and can I get the software that runs it so I can set it up on my own server?
Do you work for Danger, Inc.?
Why is the site called "Hiptop Nation" when the device is called the T-Mobile Sidekick?
Can you give me some tips on using the hiptop, or can I ask you something about how it works?
How can I contact you?
"Kinda silly, kinda new, kinda wow."
"So how soon will we all be joining the Hiptop nation?"
"I love it like almost no other place on the web - it's being let in on
millions of little personal places all at once. I can't wait until it's
"Dan Gillmor's prophesy comes one step closer: The Hiptop Nation..."
"a fascinating experiment with wireless weblogs"
"Take a look at HipTop Nation for a compelling glance at the future-becoming-present in real time"