Business idea: create some kind of 'treasure hunt with clues' game in womens clothes shops for blokes to do while they follow their partners around.
Don’t worry, I’m not about to tell you how to do it, I know my limitations too well for that!
However, Seth gets it. And the advice in his new free ebook is well worth a read for anyone whose blog doesn’t consist of posts about their cats (you’ll get what I mean when you read it).
Oh, and while you’re there, grab a copy of Knock knock, a free ebook on marketing and websites.
And no longer had I written about a web instant messanger compatible with most of the major IM protocols, than the Google Maps Mania blog gave me a link to Your History Here, a place to save tidbits of historical information about places you know around Britain.
However, the really exciting thing is that (according to this blog post) it’s an open source project:
Some additional notes from the creator:
1 – The code for this (excepting Google maps) is open source, and
we’ll be happy to give it to anyone who wants an off the shelf
annotation system for whatever purpose.
2 – Both sites syndicate their data freely, and in a
location-queryable fashion. This is really important, as it allows for
all types of nice local history to be syndicated to tourism sites,
local community discussion boards, blogs and so on.
So, how about a site where you could use Google maps to save notes about your favourite walks or bike rides. Or the place you went on holiday as a kid. Or where you grew up, and memories of those places. Or where the best trucker cafes are.
The possibilities are endless.
Soon we will not need any applications on our computer. Just our data, and a connection to the Internet. Exciting times.
Exciting times indeed. Although I think we’ve a long way to go. And of course what we need is a super-fast broadband connection.