It’s been fun playing the “keeping up with Scoble” game since he spoke at SJSU last February…yeah, yeah, I got Scobleized. The best part is listening to his
schtick ideas evolve over time — he’s got a pretty solid handle on communication technology, and he doesn’t need to run down a list of every possible application.
So this morning I was listening to him talk about where mapping is going, talking about some of the possible uses of Google Maps‘ satellite views and Microsoft’s oncoming map bit. (Virtual Earth? Can we drop the word Virtual from all future coinages, please?)
The point? Mapping technology + GPS + RSS + Search = really good local information.
Will the source of this information be the local newspaper? The local TV station? Viewers like you?
I’m betting on Viewers Like You.
- Larry Larsen at Poynter encourages newspapers to get in the game.
- Steve Sloan has been wondering what will happen when cell-phone cameras become ubiquitous.
- Google Maps Mania keeps track of all the cool hacks being built around…Google Maps.
- Moblog…you know you want to.