Technorati went live with their nice new look.
At FoundCity.net, people send photos and text messages from the street to their personal map and tag it. Apparently, this is another site using Google Maps as the underlying maps rendering engine... I wonder if that’s a good business model to build upon considering Google’s somewhat flaky position (they enjoy seeing people build on top of their stuff, but they also call it “stop” when it gets too much).
Even more search engine related number crunching has been published over at the TNL blog.
I recently posted about how Google Maps now supports Europe and other parts of the world too, albeit in little detail. Several people alerted me to this again, and I was surprised to find out at what level satellite images are supported by now. E.g. my hometown Aachen, Germany, works well at a relatively close level when you switch to satellite mode (street maps are still not showing). Give it a try by entering your city and country name. (Of course, if you’re in the US, Canada, or UK, you could already experience this.)
Erik Bosrup writes:
“I’m a reader of your blog and thought you might be interested in a
site I’ve been playing with on and off for the past few months. It is
similar to Yubnub, Dozomo, and others but based on the client side
private ’tags’ for bookmarks and search engines, but also a directory
so you can share and import tags. Also has some features like handling
ISBN’s, FedEx packages, calculator in the input box (again without
submit) and so on. Check it out at ambedo.com.”
Straight from the rumors corner, quote Dave Winer of Scripting.com: “I’ve been hearing rumors that Google is readying an iTunes-clone, based on RSS 2.0, and fully podcast-capable. Multiple sources on this one.” [Via Ben.]
Cory Doctorow’s new book Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town has been added to Authorama. The book by the Boing Boing blogger is available under a Creative Commons license and has been converted into multiple other formats, too.
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