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I figured everyone would complain if I wrote whois so I wrote who is. I
can't win. <g>
I could do the preview tiny url. I guess I foolishly assume genealogists are
I have only gotten junk email from my listing. Of course, I use an office
address and junk is tossed.
Cheryl Rothwell wrote:
> Who Is may be going. I use it all the time.
From the article:
Nonetheless, some privacy advocates are proposing scrapping the system
entirely because they can't agree with the people who use the system on
how to give domain name owners more options when they register - such as
designating third-party agents. Privacy advocates say individuals
shouldn't have to reveal personal information simply to have a Web site.
I won't worry about this.
ps the site is whois, no space.
GPS receivers aren't new, but they are coming down in price, and the generated
coordinates are now being integrated onto the Internet in geocaching, and now
Geocaching is, according to Dick Eastman, "an outdoor treasure-hunting game in
which the participants use a GPS receiver to seek containers
(called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a
small waterproof container containing a logbook and a "treasure," usually
toys or trinkets of little value."
See http://www.eogn.com/archives/news0205.htm , http://www.geocaching.com and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching for more info.
Now, waymarking is emerging on the web also. "A waymark is a physical location
on the planet marked by coordinates (latitude/longitude) and contains unique
information defined within its waymark category. Pictures may optionally be
recorded as well. Through the use of your waymarking efforts, you can share
and discover unique and interesting locations on the planet." Eastman
continues, "waymarking is a “treasure hunt” for information, not for a toy or
trinket. Everyone can later find the “treasure” online, thanks to your
I couldn't quote the entire article, as it is a "Plus" article, available only
to subscribers to the Eastman Newsletter ( http://www.eogn.com , and
http://www.eogn.com/plusedition ). But you can find more about waymarking at
I don't yet have a GPS, but they seem to becoming almost as common as cell
phones. In fact, my cell has a GPS built into it, but no way for me to access
the information. Perhaps my next phone will have a readout. That seems more
useful than a poor-quality camera!
What emerging tech are you excited about using in your genealogy? We can discuss it all. There are more in-depth lists about various aspects of DNA testing, but we can do general discussions about how best to choose tests and then to use results to further our family histories.
Do you use Facebook and other social media in your genealogy work? How about blogging, tweeting, using wikis, mapping, new genealogy websites? Tell us what you are trying, and what is working for you, and what is a waste of time or money.
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