Real time & updating display of weblog postings, around the world
How? Weblogs.com + geocoding + RSS
Is it really real-time? Nearly:). Weblogs.com updates about once per minute. the geo-blog poller checks about once per minute. and flash checks in with the server about once per minute. so at worse, it's 3 minutes in the past, at best 1 minute.
Why so few blogs? Only ~10% of weblogs are geocoded
Kinda nifty, I calls it. It's a world map (Mercator projection, I think) with flashing lights representing newly updated blogs geographically. (If you've already got the GeoURL code, obviously you don't need to add it, and if you're using MT, you probably don't need to muck with the RSS tag; I certainly didn't do that, yet Andy found me on the map). Hey, somethin' for nuthin'! You may already be on the map!Posted by Linkmeister at April 26, 2003 10:05 AM