Local Links of Interest

Google Local Maps Is Not Yellow Pages – Miriam Ellis, SEO Igloo

An insightful piece on the conflict between SMB expecations and reality in Google Maps and what Google can do to help improve the situation.

In the “not every Map Idea is a Good Map Idea” Category:

My Neighbors are Nucking Futs – Jerrold, blogto.com

Sometimes truly ill-conceived ideas meet easily-accessed technology and make it to the web. Rotten Neighbors (pardon the American spelling) is one such not-so-bright idea that somehow made it through development and has gone live online.The idea is simple. Using the Google Maps interface, you point to a house or building and tell the world how crazy/sleazy/ugly/horny/etc the occupants are.

Why Google Apps is a Serious Threat to Microsoft Office – Bernard Lunn, ReadWriteWeb.com

Not only is Google miles ahead of MS on collaboration, they have moved ahead on mobile access. I have long believed that mobile would be a key driver for Web Office. Now I can get access to my Docs from my Blackberry. When I switch to an iPhone with that bigger screen, I will be able to say “sayonara” to my laptop even more. In that world, MS Office looks like a real dinosaur.

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3 thoughts on “Local Links of Interest”

  1. Boy, that neighbors idea is just pitiless. What a stunning invasion of privacy and invitation for people to be abusive of each other. Furthermore, the concept that this is supposed to somehow be a real estate service is a joke. The end result of this is that houses would have a bad reputation. What is the point of that? People move in and out of houses, so I find saying horrible things about their occupants a very poor excuse for calling this a real estate service.

    Sometimes people make me really depressed. The owner of this site should get his head examined.
    Miriam

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