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Sightsmap forms an aggregation of the most photographed buildings by integrating Google's Panoramio, which allows users to tag a location or attraction within their photo.
In a colorful gradient of purples, reds, and yellows, the website reveals the most photographed places around the globe. Broad patches of purple coincide with a lesser amount of photographs, while smaller clusters of yellow reveal the locations where people can't seem to put their cameras down. Unsurprisingly, the densest areas of yellow are the world's most popular tourist spots − including New York City and cities across Europe such as Istanbul.
Sightsmap is more than just a map of tourist destinations however; it also shows the close connection between architecture and what inspires people to take photos. Sightsmap forms an aggregation of the most photographed buildings by integrating Google's Panoramio, which allows users...
Via Lauren Moss
Google is a fascinating company. Its name, for example, is derived from "Googol", which refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. The things that you didn't know about Google. One of the larges...
Via Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com
"Google Earth was one of the very first pieces of software that I began to create educational resources with. As I put it in one of my first ever blog posts 5 years ago: ”This app won me over straight away.” The engaging environment really struck a chord with me and I remember fondly my first forays into using it to support learning. It has developed so much over the years...."
Via Anne Whaits, Smaragda Papadopoulou, Gust MEES
What are you doing on the Internet? Shopping? Tweeting? Checking Facebook?
**71% of you are watching videos on Vimeo or YouTube
three years on what adults are doing on the Internet.
I love that 81% of us are using the Internet to check the weather. This is my favorite site to check the weather btw.
So what’s the #1 thing people are doing online?
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"
Check it out here: [http://tnw.co/v5Ixp1]
"Storytelling is an art that requires finesse, integrity and a touch of humility, and there is possibly no greater storyteller than filmmaker Steven Spielberg."
Read the full article to find out more about these 6 storytelling lessons from Spielberg:
Work with the right collaboratorsGet up close and personalKnow when to repurpose great storiesDelight in the processStory first, technique secondLearn from your mistakes
Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose), Os Ishmael, David Blundell
Have you ever been to a slow site and it felt like it took hours to load? You look down at your computer clock and really only 30 seconds have gone by. That's just the user experience on a slow site- the real question is “Does your website speed effect your ranking?” Will your slightly slower site be penalized by Google and other search engines when you clients are even looking for you?In this easy to understand graphic, we see that 1 second makes all the difference in the world. And after just 6 short weeks of poor load times, your site can lose 75% of it’s traffic to that page.If you have a low ranking you might want to follow some of the Google Guidelines to pre-load your most popular pages to increase your site’s overall performance.
Via Lauren Moss
Why should you use Google+?There are lots of good reasons to pay attention to Google+, but for me it comes down to these three:Search is becoming socialGoogle+ Authorship is becoming a filter for quality contentGoogle+ has the best user experience of any social network
Visit the link to find additional insights, resource links, and useful Google+ information.
Via Lauren Moss