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Posted by erich13 on December 23, 2007

Tagging» by Eric Herberholz» Eric Herberholz

@ my WordPress blogFavorites @ del.icio.useric.k.herberholz / geocode, geotag, tagging , tags

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flickr’s geotagging group – The group is for discussing tips and methods of adding “geotags” aka
location metadata to flickr images, Discussing locations on the
geobloggers map worth checking out, Discussing the
website and features etc. makes heavy use of different online resources to provide you an easy way to explore our world:
Address search is provided by Google and
Photos are shared via Flickr and satellite imagery via Google Maps.

The GeoNames geographical database is available
for download free of charge under a creative commons attribution license. It
contains over eight million geographical names and consists of 6.5 million unique
features whereof 2.2 million populated places and 1.8 million alternate names. All
features are categorized into one out of nine feature classes and further subcategorized
into one out of 645 feature codes. (more statistics …).

The data is accessible free of charge through a number of webservices and a daily database export. GeoNames is already serving up to over 11 million web service requests per day.

GeoNames is integrating geographical data such as names of places in
various languages, elevation, population and others from various
sources. All lat/long coordinates are in WGS84 (World Geodetic System
1984). Users may manually edit, correct and add new names using a user
friendly wiki interface.
GeoNames has Ambassadors in many countries who assist with their help and expertise. Meet the GeoNames Team.


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My Blogs

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My Social Profiles

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TIP: Use of Twitter badge/status on Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, TypePad and more…

Posted by erich13 on December 23, 2007


I have added a Twitter badge/status on my Facebook (with twitter app) and MySpace accounts, can also use Twitter badges on Blogger, TypePad and others.

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Posted by erich13 on July 22, 2007

  • bebo – ( About. Bebo ( is the largest social networking site in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand, and the third largest behind MySpace and Facebook in the United States. Officially launched in July 2005, Bebo has more than 34 million registered members viewing 7 billion monthly page views. Bebo was the most searched for term in 2006 according to Google Zeitgeist and Bebo received the 2006 Webby Award People’s Vote as the best social networking site in the world. Bebo is the next generation social networking site where members can stay in touch with their College friends, connect with friends, share photos, discover new interests and just hang out. From previous experience, the people who work at Bebo have learned a lot about what makes social networks fun, and believe that with Bebo they’ve taken social networking to the next level. But, we’re never satisfied with where we are today, so please do send in any suggestions on how we can improve our service to better meet your needs. We promise we will listen and keep improving! Bebo, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California.
  • clipmarks ( About – We created Clipmarks because we’re fascinated by the moments that snap people out of a day dream. Lets face it, when we read articles in newspapers, magazines, or on the web, we often drift in and out of space. But then there are those moments that smack us in the face and make us take notice. Offline, they’re the moments when you reach for a highlighter or pair of scissors. But online, what do we do when something within a web page jumps out at us? Bookmarking the whole page is not an adequate solution because it doesn’t let us shine the spotlight on the parts that matter the most to us. And copy/paste, forget about it. –
  • cluztr – ( About “Stop Wondering the Web Alone” – Cluztr is a FREE add-on for your web browser that lets you share your clickstream with your friends, meet new people and discover sites that relate to you, your friends and your interests.-
  • – is a collection of favorites – yours and everyone else’s. You can use to:* Keep links to your favorite articles, blogs, music, reviews,recipes, and more, and access them from any computer on the web.* Share favorites with friends, family, coworkers, and the community.”* Discover new things. Everything on is someone’sfavorite — they’ve already done the work of finding it. So del.icio.usis full of bookmarks about technology, entertainment, usefulinformation, and more. Explore and enjoy. is a socialbookmarking website — the primary use of is to store yourbookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks fromany computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On, youcan use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a muchmore flexible system than folders. – About
  • digg – ( About – Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. From the biggest online destinations to the most obscure blog, Digg surfaces the best stuff as voted on by our users. You won’t find editors at Digg — we’re here to provide a place where people can collectively determine the value of content and we’re changing the way people consume information online.
  • drupal – ( – is the official website of Drupal, an open source content management platform. Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal supports a variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven websites. Drupal tags are available in many tagging services, e.g., Flickr and Technorati. – The Drupal project began as a hobby project of Dries Buytaert, first released as an open source project in 2001. Since then, the project and surrounding community have experienced exponential growth. By 2006, it became clear that Drupal needed some sort of body to help manage the infrastructure, funding, and promotion of the community-driven project in order for it to continue to flourish. And so, the Drupal Association was born.

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Flock 0.9 is better than iPhone, or at least as revolutionary…

Posted by erich13 on July 12, 2007

Q: Why Flock?

A: To me, there of several features that are extremely appealing…

  • Blog Post Editor – (see User Guide)
  • RSS News Feeds Reader, built-in (see User Guide)
  • Media Stream – access/update your favorite photos at Flickr or Photobucket, and at YouTube.
  • Multi-search-site integration
  • My World – (see User Guide)
  • Extensible – extensions can be added that extend the built-in capabilities – note: My Favorite Add-ons (a.k.a. Extensions)
  • Customizable – buttons can be re-arranged, using View»Toolbars»Customize…”, for example.
  • Collections of Favorites – for versions 0.7.x. As of version 0.9, integration with social bookmarking systems (e.g.
  • Built-in spell checker
  • And many other features.

I have given a lot of feedback, and encourage others to do so also, simply use: Help»Give Feedback, or click on the blue fly icon (Send Feedback) to the right of the URL/location field.BTW, I wrote Instructions on how to download and start using Flock…Kind Regards,-erich –


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Flock 0.9 delivers a much improved Blog Post editor

Posted by erich13 on July 11, 2007

I’ve only had a day to work with it, but Flock’s Blog Post is much improved.I have been told that, to customize the toolbar, you right-click anywhere on the toolbar, and select “Customize”. Not intuitive, but now that I know, that’s good.And with Blogplus, things are much better (e.g. lower blog pop-in and pop-out).

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Flock Rocks! IE Drools

Posted by erich13 on April 14, 2007

  • Flock Rocks!
  • Always has, always will.
  • Innovative is the way of Flock.
  • Stodgy IE never has been innovative, and is very unsafe.
  • Internet Explorer was unsafe for 284 days in 2006 (reference).
  • Credit Mozilla for the source of Flock, but Firefox is too big to be as innovative as Flock.
  • Flock on!

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Hello World

Posted by erich13 on January 11, 2007

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