Thursday, August 18, 2005

Best Guest Leaderboard 1

Those of you with the eagle eyes will have spotted another fantastic link just over on the right there somewhere. Really an extraordinary thing, it will tell you where you have come from to be here on . It's not quite live - it updates hourly - so in fact the name of the link is a little misleading, it rather tells you where everybody else has come from. For each of the last 20 visitors (have there even been that many?) a little virtual pin gets pushed into a map of the world that you can scroll and zoom in on and even see as a satellite picture. Thanks to my mild but chronic paranoia, I feel almost certain that the lion's share of these international flags are flying thanks to machines rather than people, but I am particularly taken with some of the data nonetheless. This is the leaderboard as it stands this morning:

1. ESZTERGOM, KOMAROM-ESZTERGOM
Time: August 17, 2005 1:24 am
(not sure if that's Hungary or Slovakia, but a clear winner I think you'll agree)

2. RUSSIAVILLE, INDIANA
Time: August 17, 2005 1:43 am
(get outta town!)

3. TALLINN, HARJUMAA
Time: August 17, 2005 1:44 am
(there were some Estonians at our party the other night)

The good people here can arrange this for your site, should you so desire. It's dead easy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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