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Maps for the celebrity-addicted

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

We like to think that our technology is being used solely for good rather than evil, but there are some applications where it’s hard to tell. Stalking would be a no-no, but celebrity stalking doesn’t seem so bad. That’s the purpose of the Wellingtonista Celeb Vista group on ZoomIn, which is fully explained in this post on the Wellingtonista.

Simply put, it’s a group for tracking celebrity sightings, but Wellington being Wellington, the celebs being stalked are somewhat more highbrow than on other celebrity-stalking mashups, hence the inclusion of Peter McLeavey along with Bret McKenzie and Shortland Streeters. At least there are no politicians … yet.

ZoomIn Mash

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Tom Beard’s has been cooking some Mash – My first mashup – <a href=
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For all you developers thinking about cooking some mash, here’s some ideas:

What about:

  • Show region news articles
  • Show all the school fairs / garage sales
  • Show sports cancellations by sports field / parks
  • Show historical journeys or trails
  • Build a treasure hunt or obstacle course