Monday, October 31, 2005

Putting Web 2.0 to work

.. and have fun at the same time

Back in the old days there was this game that had you running around the world trying to find Carmen Sandiego: 'Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego'. Remember the crude graphics and flying from London to Rio to New York and Tokyo to finally catch up with Carmen.

Well, that was already years ago. There must be a dusty floppy somewhere that still has the game on it. But, heck, maybe I tossed it out a couple of months ago when I moved to my new home. Along with old Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect and dBase III disks. I should never have done that.

Brewster Jennings Protects America

Now we can play that game again. Online. Thanks to some clever person took up Web 2.0 and made a mash up of Google Maps and produced a very interesting app. Go play and have loads of fun!

And after having played a game you could think about setting up one yourself. There is an online editor. Do have plenty of fun with that one as well.

Going all the web 2.0 way

As web 2.0 is all about taking available web apps and putting it to new use, it is oh so simple to take this application a step further.

What about using it as a way to document your trip around the world? Leave clues at every site you visited and virtual travelers can follow you with leaving their home.

And there are plenty more possibilities.