Monthly Archives: October 2007

Geotagged YouTube videos come to Google Earth

Google has integrated geotagged YouTube videos into Google Earth. By selecting the “YouTube” layer in the “Featured Content” section section of Google Earth, you can see the locations of YouTube videos. Clicking on the icon allows you to play the … Continue reading

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Fun with Google Maps and geotagging

Here’s a fun trick: copy the KML link from the bottom of a flickr page and paste it into the Google Maps search box. Here are my favorite flickr pictures plotted on Google Maps. (Click through to view it full … Continue reading

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The power of the social graph

There are many things I hate about Facebook’s Photos application: It doesn’t support high resolution photos. I get a Java cache error every time I try to upload pictures. You can’t search the pictures. It doesn’t use commonly provided EXIF … Continue reading

Posted in facebook, flickr, marketing, photography, web 2, web 2.0 | 11 Comments

Rocky wuz here

Location-based services have been hampered by the balkanization of carrier networks and a focus on mobile-only implementations. LocPoke, a new Facebook application, is a promising alternative. I’ve written before about WHERE, a location service platform that has offered GPS-based location … Continue reading

Posted in facebook, gps, lbs, mobile, where, wireless, wireless data | 3 Comments

People tagging on Facebook

Regular readers of this blog know that I’m a big proponent of geotagging. As I’ve gotten deeper into Facebook, I’ve also become a big fan of people tagging. People tagging allows you to uniquely identify people in pictures. Tagging can … Continue reading

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Using photos to show the story

A common refrain in journalism schools is “show don’t tell.” It means to make your writing sufficiently descriptive that readers can visualize what you’re talking about. Instead of writing that the “laptop looked old,” you should write “The laptop bore … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, journalism, media, newspapers, photography | 3 Comments

Flickr and privacy rights

Flickr is one of the treasures of the Web. You can find high quality images on just about every topic imaginable. It’s great for sharing with friends, planning vacations and illustrating blog posts. It also raises a lot of issues … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, intellectual property, photography, privacy, street view | 3 Comments