Following the news that yahoo may cease to support the bookmarking service delicious I scouted around for recommendations for possible alternatives. I’ve been testing diigo – the process of exporting bookmarks was extremely simple, and the chrome extension downloaded in seconds. So far so good.
And, some of the interesting things I’ve stumbled across recently include:
- Following the eerily beautiful map of the world based on facebook friend links (and something I saw in Wired magazine which did something similar around shipping routes and Europe), I was fascinated by three visualisations of the UK based on open data – namely postcodes, bus stops and major roads
- Interesting video about the origins of and rationale behind Ushahidi – which also reminded me of a google blog post about mapping Korogocho
- Then today I found (while exploring Quora of all things!) an app for development: Raise the Village is an intriguing concept – sort of farmville with heart and an actual real purpose
- Finally, a colleague who knows my mission to photograph libraries (especially those endowed by Carnegie) alerted me to a map of libraries under threat in the current programme of local authority cuts
The latter should offer some potential subjects for my 2011 photo diary project!