Monday, December 24, 2007

Where in the World Has Tom Been?

I've been using TripAdvisor for some time but recently found TravelPod which uses Google Maps to document where you've been in your travels. I'm just glad it doesn't open another website that I'd need to log into. One of the on-going issues with all my social networking sites is that they don't necessarily "play well together."
Anyway if you got down the right column of this blog you will eventually reach the map. Clicking on it will take yuou to a site where I've entered all the places I've ever been (365 and counting!) and places I want to go. Give it a look--it's kinda fun. I'm at my folks in Glendale, CA, right now typing this on Christmas Eve. That's kinda neat also.
On the topic of not playing well with each other, I've done a lot of Simpy-ing and would like to start doing more del.ici.ous tagging but I don't want to re-invent what I've already done--any suggestions?

New wiki

I'm serving on the local arrangements committee for the IASL conference to be held next summer at UC Berkeley. The committee met last Saturday and decided a great use of Web 2.0 technology would be to set up a wiki where we could share our ongoing planning. I set one up on PBwiki, which I find pretty easy to use and have used before. Now it's up to the members of the planning group to go ahead and take advantage of the power of the wiki to share our planning tasks. If you'd like to get involved contact me.