Stumbles of Note – 2008/06/02


fowgre avatarSometimes while Stumbling across the net I find something that looks good enough to bring to your attention.

“While GPS technology allows us to pinpoint any location on the planet, mark the location, and share it with others, Waymarking is the toolset for categorizing and adding unique information for that location.” 01 For a practical example, click HERE to see what’s located near the intersection of Wellington and Southdale Roads, in London Ontario. I wonder how many times I’ve walked over one of these without even noticing it?

It’s described as “a really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life, and follow the events of the people that matter to you, in deliciously digestible short messages called plurks.” 02 If Plurk sounds a lot like Twitter, it is. But it’s also different. And discovering the difference can be a lot of fun.

FriendFeed is a service for people to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that their friends and family are sharing. It offers a unique way to discover and discuss information among friends.” 03 In plain English, it aggregates all of your public activity from sites that you choose, and there are currently about 35 of those to pick from.

01. WayMarking: FAQ
02. Plurk: FAQ
03. FriendFeed: FAQ



2 Responses to “Stumbles of Note – 2008/06/02”

  1. jfredin Says:

    You would be surprised how many surveyors reference markers are out there. I didn’t see many of them until I took plane surveying at Fanshawe College, Now I see them all the time.

  2. KevBo Says:

    The City of London has this information available online for the benchmarks (horizontal and vertical control monuments) which surveyors use all of the time

    There is a link on this page to a map that will provide you information on their locations

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