Recently, I’ve come across some great sites that are worth sharing even if they have little to do with real estate. I think all of these sites deliver on the promise of the web to make for more interesting social interactions! (and all of them provide a great public service for free!)
1) Interesting Satellite Maps provides links to satellite maps based on google maps technology many of which are quite fascinating. There are so many interesting things to see that it is very easy to get “lost” on this site… Besides, Tim (the site’s operator) lets users submit sites making this a great community resource.
2) Upcoming.org “is a social event calendar, completely driven by people like you. Manage your events, share events with friends and family, and syndicate your calendar to your own site”. I’ve begun to use this site under the name “tyr” and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to integrate some of the event features that this site offers into this site.
3) del.icio.us is a social bookmarking site that is also highly addictive. “It allows you to easily add sites you like to your personal collection of links, to categorize those sites with keywords, and to share your collection not only between your own browsers and machines, but also with others.” The site seems to have a critical mass where enough people are bookmarking interesting sites that you can browse from one “tag” to another all day long. Again, I go by the name “tyr.” This site makes for a great research tool… If you see a bunch of links on a topic on my site to a particular topic, you can probably expect that I’ll be doing a post on the subject some time soon. For example, right now I’m preparing an article on how mass transit (light rail, monorail, etc) affects property values…