Weblog on the Internet and public policy, journalism, virtual community, and more from David Brake, a Canadian academic, consultant and journalist
8 November 2005

Just for fun and to give me an idea of who visits my site and why, I have put up a Frappr! map for this blog which I encourage you to visit and add yourself to (no registration required). Basically all this is is a really easy to use way of attaching a short note about yourself (and optional picture) to a map of the world. Use it to tell me about yourself, why you like (or don’t like) the site, and what kind of things you’d like me to write about more (or less). Or anything else you think I and the rest of the readers might find interesting!

PS if you are adding a URL just paste the address into the “shoutout” space – don’t try creating an HTML link as it doesn’t work.

PPS There are several web applications that let you annotate and share maps – I have started making an annotated list of these services using my favourite shared bookmark application, Netvouz.


  1. Hi there, you say you use netvouz to keep your bookmarks, why is that? Is it more useful than del.icio.us? I´m looking for a way to have my bookmarks online but have yet to find a good service. What is your impression on netvouz compared to a9 and del.icio.us?



    Comment by Alex Ruiz — 8 November 2005 @ 7:19 pm

  2. Well you should check it out yourself but briefly Netvouz allows you to have both public and private bookmarks and lets you rate them (so you can see which ones are most liked as well as which ones are most often linked-to – and of course you can see the links you most like at the top). It’s more complex but much more powerful.

    Comment by David Brake — 8 November 2005 @ 11:38 pm

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