A merry Christmas to all, and I wanted to share with you the Wordle analysis of the Christmas Carol. This is a great tool for business use also if you have to visualize a lot of text for a slide.
Microsoft has released a technical preview of streetside photos, a Bing service which will overlay Flickr photos into Bing Streetview – including historical photos.
For all lovers of history, this means that you’ll soon be able to enter 3D renditions of historical landscapes, and walk through them – like a Star Trek holodeck without the characters (yet).
Think of the possibilities: Stroll through the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris; visit Dresden before the bombing; follow Allied troops landing on Omaha Beach. This will be yet another way to make history relevant.
Here’s what Gmail will gain in 2009 – these fall mostly in the duh category:
- Image search – returning results just like Web Images search (although with the added challenge of limited context for search)
- Image gallery – show all image in your gmail account as a gallery
- Image slide show – show image attachments as a Picasa-style slide show
Sweet, sweet UI from the UI gnomes at Amazon