Placeopedia combines the Google Maps API with Wikipedia articles and their locations. Click “Random place” to explore a little, but note that for many places the map will read “we don’t have maps at this zoom level or this region.” (I suppose as soon as Google Maps covers the whole earth in detail, this will work better.) [Via eHub.]
Also see: WikiTrivia.
Woogle puts words in pictures. For example if you enter [punk rock] you’ll see a “visual” sentence composed of an image of a punk, and one of a rock/ rock’n’roll. Results not always safe for work. Did you find good examples worth a look? [Via MeFi.]
Yahoo’s new Site Explorer shows which pages are indexed from a specific domain, and which backlinks point to the domain. I’m a bit underwhelmed by what I see – couldn’t they just allow [site:] and [link:] operators in their web search? – but maybe I’m missing something.
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