Here’s an interesting use of social media technology…A map provided by Google for the NY Times that shows the most recommended places to go on vacation in 2010. The bigger the circle the more recommendations are made for that particular country. Once you click on the location a collage of photos are automatically selected for that country, sort of what Flickr does for their slideshows.
Recently, at Fox News, they focused on the online community Tacky Light Tour. Matt Burgess of Richmond, Virginia, started this online community which plots houses with more than 10,000 holiday lights up on an online map. Families can then hop in the car and follow the map’s directions to be treated to a festive treat. The maps started out in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, but have since spread across the country.