December 20, 2009

Twitter List of Geocachers

To all those geocachers out there that use Twitter (you know who you are), you might be interested to know that a lot of developers are clamoring to create applications that take advantage of the new, "Twitter Lists" feature, as described further in this blog post by Mashable's Jennifer Van Grove.

So if everything worked correctly, you should be able to see a window below displaying the real-time tweets of all the geocachers that I follow on Twitter:

If not, well then the developers have more work to do. But you should at least be able to see the same list in the right hand column.

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December 13, 2009

Searching Geocaching In Real-Time

You may have heard Google's announcement earlier this week that they've included real-time search capabilities in their search engine. So now when you do a Google search, you can retrieve a dynamic stream of real-time content from across the web, including results from Twitter, FriendFeed, as well as headlines from news and blog posts published just seconds before.

Of course, I had to test this out by doing a search of "geocaching", and sure enough, it was like getting a live feed of all the latest geocaching content from across the interwebz. To invoke this option, just select "Latest" under the search options in the left hand column:

Now I'm not saying that geocaching isn't popular, but if you want to see the real power of this feature, try searching for something like "Obama", or "Tiger Woods", for example. But still, it's nice to know that now you can stay up to date with all the latest geocaching gossip in real-time with a simple search.

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December 5, 2009

10 Balloonies

Help Groundspeak win the DARPA Network Challenge, and they'll donate the prize money, plus $10,000 of their own money, to If you locate a balloon, send an email to with the # of the balloon, the location (lat/lon preferable) and your username (if you have one). You can read more about how to help at

Now get out there and find some balloons (and some caches while you're at it).

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