"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."
"Strong as an earthquake, bright as a shining star."
"Who I am depends on the lesser of two evils."
-CA ALL DAY
- The Bay to LA
“It's no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn't even speak to each other if they met at a party.” - Nick Hornby
At Luminous Cities, you can make maps of all the geotagged tweets in a city, color-coded by their content. In this map I’ve colored the names of neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area, so you can see how residents see the boundaries of their neighborhoods via twitter.
Lincoln High School, Southwest 18th Avenue just south of Salmon Street - Groening drew and signed a sidewalk portrait of Bart Simpson in wet concrete outside his alma mater. “Class of 1972” appears next to Bart as he strikes his classic “Don’t have a cow, man!” pose.
742 S.W. Evergreen Terrace - Matt Groening’s childhood home in the West Hills, where he grew up with parents Homer and Margaret and siblings, Lisa, Patty and Maggie.
App of the Day: Yelp’s New “Word Map” May Be Your Smartest Guide to Local Social Scenes
Yelp has unveiled a swanky application that allows its users to create “heat maps" of major metropolitan areas around the world based on specific keywords or search terms that are found in the customer reviews. While the new map app will undoubtedly guide you in the right direction for, say, the “best noodle shop" in a city you’ve never been before, the versatile nature of the map can also serve as your personal guide to social scenes and neighborhoods you feel drawn to, or conversely, would like to avoid at all costs. For instance, the maps shown above reveal the geographical distribution of Yelp reviews containing the word “hipster."
The latest trend in retail mapping appears to be tracking the street price of marijuana. Cannaberg.com is a Google Map monitoring the current strains and prices of weed at different locations around the world.
This isn’t exactly a new idea. The guys behind The Price of Weed have long been enterprising supporters of the free market in wacky baccy. In order to gauge the true street value of this globally traded product the Price of Weed are also trying to crowdsource the cost of marijuana and display the results on a handy Google Map.