The Most Photographed Places in the World

Author: , February 16th, 2014

Google SightsMap

Google is measuring the most photographed places in the world.

It’s called SightsMap and it uses Google Map’s Panaramio platform, Wikipedia and FourSquare to determine what everyone is taking photos of these days.

“The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged. The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership numbers and foursquare checkins. Area populations are based on the geonames database,” according to the makers of SightsMap.

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Google “Gay” Searches Underlined By the Rainbow

Author: , June 18th, 2010

Hey all,

Just noticed this morning that certain searches with the word gay, including “gay travel”, “gay marriage”, and “gay pride” now result in a little rainbow bar appearing under the search box:

Not sure what this means – and it does not appear for all “gay” searches, including “gay sex”, “gay love”, and “gay bananas” (I know, I know, but it was the first thing that came to mind,

Anyone have any thoughts about this?

–Scott, Purple Roofs