Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Social Media News and Web Tips @ Mashable (The Social Media Guide), e.g. GoogleMaps' future use

I gathered the blog "Mashable : Social Media Guide" (thx to Pierre Suter via recherchenblog - also a blog with helpful information). This "Social Media Guide" comes up with Social Media News, really a huge amount of information to discover! is the world’s largest blog focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Media news. With more than 12.5 million monthly pageviews, Mashable is the most prolific blog reviewing new Web sites and services, publishing breaking news on what’s new on the web and offering social media resources and guides.

In one of these blogpostings GoogleMaps-Mashups are presented. In another article Stan Schroeder gives us a hint what Google intends to do:
Google has been granted a patent named “Claiming Real Estate in Panoramic or 3D Mapping Environments for Advertising,” detailing “techniques for identifying groups of features in an online geographic view of a real property and replacing and/or augmenting the groups of features with advertisement.”
from goRumors you can read
You might remember that this is not the first time Google is introducing sponsored listings on Google Maps. Such ads are already available on generic map views. However, it appears that this will be the first time when these listings will also be made available on real estate listings.
Sounds Fascinating but this worries me in terms of how detailed this 3D Mapping would be (people, cars etc.) ...
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