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BBC World Service: Talking America

Talking America: www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/indepth/talking_america.shtml

Blog post: dharmafly.com/blog/talkingamerica

 

Talking America

Excitingly, not long after we built the award-winning Bangladesh River Journey application for the BBC World Service, they asked us for another helping of social media expertise.

 

What you can do with social media

Talking America uses maps, pictures, video, audio podcasts, blog posts and other user-generated snippets to bring a journey alive. In this case, we built a mini content-management system for the journalists, a system to pull in the latest Flickr photos from the bus, and a colourful map to display it all.

 

Mapping Microformats

(For the technically-inclined)

The mapping application uses jQuery and Sumo, which is a JavaScript microformats parser written by Dan Webb, who also worked on the front-end of the site. If you look at the site without JavaScript, you'll see that all the info is already present on the page, written up in microformats and ready to be plotted on the map.

 

Read more, on the Dharmafly blog:

dharmafly.com/blog/talkingamerica

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Taken on September 11, 2008