Google City Tours

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Google labs has launched a neat new feature called City Tours.  The idea is similar to other sites (like Microsoft’s BING!) in that you can enter in a destination and the site will give you a bunch of things to do there.  What’s nice is you get it all laid out on Google Maps, with […]

Broadband Penetration by Country

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As many long-time listeners will know, I exceptionally intersted in broadband adoption world-wide.  The US has long been behind the ball on broadband adoption and this latest report does nothing to reverse that trend.  The US is ranked 20th, behind even places like Singapore, Denmark, and even Estonia, all places I’m sure most Americans wouldn’t […]

Livable Streets Initiative

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Digg had an interesting link to a pretty cool visualization technique.  I like the addition of actual people into the “livable” street, as well as the architectural improvements.  I think the use of a real world place transformed in easily identifiable ways is incrediblly powerful to the public.  You can really see what they’re talking […]

The Miniature Earth

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Something most people (especially in the US) don’t spend a lot of time thinking about is world demographics.  I’m sure everyone has heard some variation of the “if there were only 100 people on the planet”, but most might have heard it from second or third hand sources.  The website minature-earth.com features a neat video […]

The World’s Eyes Project

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Gizmodo has a pretty cool post about MIT’s Word’s Eyes Project.  The idea behind the project is to look at the world through the photos posted on Flickr.  What they’re trying to capture are the ways we – mostly as tourists – capture the world around us.  Of course there are lots of projects and […]