Monthly Archives: December 2013

Last Check-in 2013

Facebook recently released this infographic on the top 25 location “check-ins” on Facebook in 2013. Is it sad that 4 of the top 25 check-ins were at Disney theme parks? Many of the other locales were predictable tourist hot-spots—Piazza San … Continue reading

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Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square

No matter where you are around the globe you can spend this New Year’s Eve in New York City. The free Times Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball App 2014 will allow you to follow the festivities, listen to the … Continue reading

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Holiday Lights

Last month my favorite Spanish street art collective Luzinterruptus installed their Consumerist Christmas Tree in Durham, England as part of the annual Lumiere Festival. To construct the nearly 30 foot tall tree, the group asked local residents to donate plastic … Continue reading

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The Book Is Not Dead

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Travel is for the birds

This year Airbnb seems to have been in the news constantly for one legal battle or another. But this wonderful Airbnb campaign called Birdbnb is all about the joy, art and serendipity of travel. Comparing travelers to birds, the project commissioned … Continue reading

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The Books and the Bees

Book Hive is an amazing animatronic, art installation that celebrates the 400th anniversary of Bristol, England‘s libraries. Now on display at Bristol’s Central Library, this fantastic installation was created by the art/tech group called Rusty Squid. The mesmerizing interactive work … Continue reading

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Free Houses (for writers)

Are you are writer looking for free housing? Are you willing to relocate? Maybe Detroit is the place for you? Write-A-House is a unique non-profit group based in Detroit, Michigan that helps to train people in construction skills by renovating … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Travelers

     

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The Travel Guide Evolves

I’m continually surprised by the smart and unexpected ways that social media tools are transformed and appropriated for fun and practical uses. The clever gang behind the social travel app JetPac City Guides (free iOS) has scoured every public Instagram … Continue reading

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Library Science

Here’s a little library trifecta for you: The British Library has released over one million images into the Public Domain by placing them for all to use for free on the Flickr Commons. The images are taken from digitized books … Continue reading

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