Sunday, June 28, 2009

Use Twitter to Spot ISS station


Long time coz its exam time for me. Well this article i read in the newspaper today and found it interesting and i am sharing it her..

Two journalists have built an online service that would let twitter users around the world to spot the Internatinal Space Station(ISS), without a telescope.

People using twitter can receive an alert on their twitter profile when the ISS passes the location mentioned in their twitter profile.
All you have to do is follow the twitter account

The service is operating in a testing phase now. Website accompaning the twitter messages will be launched in a week. As a very bright spot ISS crosses the sky in about three minutes.

Twisst may even be the first service on twitter to send out such a highly personalised information. It sends messages to every follower separately

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Photopedia-Images for humanity


Parts Flickr and Wikipedia, photo site and desktop application Fotopedia lets users create and upload topic-driven collaborative web albums complete with Google Maps information, Wikipedia entries, tagging, and more.

Fotopedia's desktop application helps you create and share your photo albums with friends. You can also upload photos from your desktop to the Fotopedia site, turning them into a slideshow web album complete with an associated Wikipedia entry and Google Maps information. Once there, you can browse other albums by topic (e.g., geography and travel), add relevant photos licensed under Creative Commons on Flickr, and follow other Fotopedia users. If you don't think a specific photo should be included as part of an album, click on the thumbs down icon to rate it accordingly.

Fotopedia also allows posting your albums to Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.

Just visit once i feel its a cool one

PS:The database is yet to develop and it all depends on the number of users uploading the pictures..

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