Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Maps, Historical Markers, and Hoaxes

Google maps has become such a powerful tool and is being incorporated into other websites in a variety of ways. One of those sites is, a mapping website with a social media twist. Wayfaring allows you to create your own personal maps and then share your maps with friends. You can explore maps made by other people or collaborate with others and create maps together. Find maps, create maps, and explore your city, your region, your world with Wayfaring.

One of the most overlooked parts of any roadside is the historical marker. People drive past them every day without ever taking the time to stop and read them and you may not even realize how many you pass in a single day. This website, the Historical Marker Database, helps you to identify their location and their significance. If you want to find markers in your area, then go to this site. If you want to know the history behind the markers then this is the site for you.

The Museum of Hoaxes has been around for quite awhile and I imagine it is unknown to many of you. The site is the home to the celebration and debunking of myths, deception, and misinformation. The Museum explores hoaxes throughout history as well as current ones found on the internet. The site is both a learning site and an entertaining diversion and worth checking out.

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