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Teeny Tiny Adirondacks

October 13th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Miscellania

The World’s Smallest Adirondack State Park

Teeny Tiny Adirondack Park

According to this map, the Adirondack State Park is less than half a square mile in size! You can click the map to find more fun updated Google Maps stuff. Read more at Google LatLong (via Techcrunch via Almanack)

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The End of the World?

February 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments · News

Coffee and Gmail, breakfast of Champions.

Gmail is Down.

Gfail – heh.

“LOL, where were you during the #Gfail of 2009?”

Dang it, do have to Twitter now too? Someone might owe me lunch for snagging the best user name.

6:54 AM – Hey, it’s kinda fun to be part of the worldwide disaster of epic proportions!

7:45 AM – Seeing reports that things are coming back up in the USA, but not yet here in NNY.

8:00 AM – Happy to report that I’m logged in. FF extensions still buggy, but that’s OK. Weird, I had to fill in a CAPTCHA after logging in, but before the Inbox. Never had that before.

Many of our users had difficulty accessing Gmail today. The problem is now resolved and users have had access restored. We know how important Gmail is to our users, so we take issues like this very seriously, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Gmail Help

More Gfail News:

Trouble In The Clouds: Gmail Turns Into Gfail

Gmail fails: Tech world grinds to a halt

Google Gmail crash: What is Gmail?


Who wouldn’t want to be a Millionare?

January 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Miscellania


Link (via Neatorama)

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Is Pay-per-click Your only SEO Strategy?

November 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Destination Marketing

Essence of Politics

If so, then you’re also not likely monitoring your web statistics.  It’s so easy to get ripped-off these days, but also so easy to avoid.  This is something you have to do – YOU, the person who pays the bills.

Click Fraud – Don’t be a Victim!

Ignore this if you don’t know what SEO stands for.

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Bow Down to the New King of Travel – Google

May 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Destination Marketing

Power users have always used Google for everything, including travel. Today the vast majority of all travelers are using the internet for every phase of their consumptive cycle and it is no surprise that Google’s market share continues to rise.

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Google Layermania is Vertical Search

May 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Destination Marketing

Some days back I was searching Google Maps and noticed the “Explore this Area” link. I guess I was too busy or something to fully digest the implications of this. Then, I notice the “More” layer appear next to “Map”. Photos from Panoramio?

Panaramio on Google Maps

Then on Tuesday, my favorite Google Map gossip site announced the arrival of Wikipedia entries. Now they got my attention BIG TIME. Watch out Mapquest, Google is about to knock you off the top spot.

I mentioned this to Dave P. from Google yesterday, but it kind of seemed like news to him as well. Question: What is Google doing with the layers? What layers are coming next?

I just answered one of my own burning questions. And the answer is Yes. Google is entering into vertical search across their platforms and more. Holy Crap!

While we were blabbing, the Real Estate layer was added. And News is coming next week.

Explore by location. Map layers by category. Geotagged webpages, video, images, blogs, hotels, attractions.

Will this eliminate the need for user created maps? Or will the human filter again rise to the top?

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Reimagining New York

May 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

Ever since I saw the reference to I Am Legend and the post-apocalyptic squirrel on grassy logo, I can’t stop seeing Will Smith dancing around as the Fresh Prince. I love that show.

A fun and relatively productive Governor’s Tourism Shindig was the activity of the day. It’s good to “come down from the hills” and see some city people every now and then. I even got a haircut just for the occasion. I’ll give you my highlights and some bonus pictures after the jump.

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