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New Park in Rockland, Maine Celebrates Google Maps

“The brilliance of Google,” writes Owl Eyes Creative, “is that the company has grown to understand its users.”

Part of understanding Google’s users is an understanding of where Google users live. Google has become an unrivaled expert at using the power of well-designed data mining to create a deeper level of understanding for users about [...]

Plants Maps – Now With Maps!

A few months ago, I asked the rhetorical question, What kind of Plants Map has no map? I was referring to a web site called Plants Map, which is aspiring to serve as a kind of social media network for gardeners. It’s a great idea, but at the time, what stood out about Plants Map [...]

What Kind Of Plants Map Has No Map?

Update: Plants Map has now added mapping to its web site, and it makes a huge change. The site, which is really a budding social network for gardeners, suddenly makes a great deal of sense. I’m making my account active, and I’m hoping to see the site grow in the future.

It’s almost May. It’s [...]

Finding Free Food At Falling Fruit

Across the country, people are struggling to get enough food to eat. In most places across the country, there are places where good, healthy food is growing, but goes uneaten. There’s fruit on bushes and trees, and shoots and leaves on common weeds. People walk by these plants all the time without thinking to harvest.

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Life Near Military Bases Goes Fuzzy

Homeland Security depends upon Americans not knowing how to get where they’re going. [...]