Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Plazes is cool

That's it, I'm getting in on the ground floor on this one. Plazes is a really cool website that adds location awareness to your online presence.

The best part about it is that it gives you an interactive guide to all the open wireless networks in your town. Just for that it's a great site to keep around. The way it works is that if you are signed in to it and you find an open WiFi network, Plazes will let you give a little description of it, add a Flickr photo associated with the location and leave your name as the person who 'discovered' it. You get points for discovering more locations, which is the motivator for people to go find new networks.

The other part of it is that you can see who is online and where on the various local public networks. So if I wanted to chase down Cyn I could pop onto Plazes and see if she's at Timothy's coffee shop or the Queen St. Commons or if she's gone home already.

If you discover a location and just type in the street address it will put in the geographical location on a map, including teh lattitude and longitude that it calculates automatically.

Here is part of its list of available WiFi spots in Charlottetown: Link.

RESULTS

plaze country discovered online
66 Rochford St. CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
100 Prince Street CA/Charlot... 2005/06/15 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
35 Gerald St. CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
35 Gerald St. CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
531 C University Ave CA/Charlot... 2005/06/14 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
73 Walthen Dr. CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
84 Fitzroy St & Queen St Commons CA/Charlot... 2005/06/16 1 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Atlantic Technology Centre CA/Charlot... 2005/06/28 1 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Atlantic Technology Centre CA/Charlot... 2005/06/16 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Beanz / Downtown Diner CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Cafe Diem CA/Charlot... 2005/06/29 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
CBC Charlottetown CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Cedar's Eatery CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Confederation Centre of the Arts CA/Charlot... 2005/06/16 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Cyn's house CA/Stratford 2005/06/22 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Dan and Becky's Home CA/Charlot... 2005/06/12 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Formosa Tea House CA/Charlot... 2005/06/16 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Gerald St. at Upper Prince St. CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Harborside near Delta Hotel CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Haviland St. at King St. CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Hillsborough St. at Water St. CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Inns on Great George CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
King St. at Pownal St. CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
MarinaGrill CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Prince St. at Syndey St. CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Quality Inn CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Queen St. at Grafton St. CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Reinvented Office CA/Charlot... 2004/09/26 1 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Richmond St. near Weymouth St. CA/Charlot... 2005/06/21 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze
Rob's Home CA/Charlot... 2005/06/23 0 RSS 2.0 feed for this Plaze

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Update: Peter Rukavina has been going nuts with this stuff and has made a google map of all the locations in his Plazes in charlottetown. Link.Technorati Tags: , ,

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