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Trazzler – track places on Twitter so you know where to go

Trazzler is a reverse location service.  Instead of telling where you are, you use it to find out where you should be.  You can see graph history of how often a place is mentioned.  Read tweets and even retweet the location.

When I say location I do not mean just places like Stan’s Meat Market.  I mean things like the Grand Canyon.  The site uses oAuth for authentication for you to perform any actions outside of reading.

You can find festivals, cruises, attractions, music, neighborhoods and more.  They have an algorithm they use to build the Buzz about the event or location as shown here:

The Trazzler Buzz list is created from the volumes of information being transmitted to Twitter every second about 10,000 spots in 50 cities, plus festivals and outdoor destinations all over the world. We rank the list according to a formula that measures volume and recent activity on Twitter.

I found it an interesting way to see hot spots.  Unfortunately it doesn’t help me if I am not there right now.  A predictive buzz would be awesome to help me know what is coming soon, like festivals and conventions so I can start making plans.

The goal of the site is to start growing the input and then make it open source and look for volunteer effort to grow it further.  So head over and help spread the buzz.

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Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.

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3 thoughts on “Trazzler – track places on Twitter so you know where to go

  1. It’s odd, though, because they have it listed under “festivals”. So they do *know* it’s a city?

    Posted by Baxter Tocher | August 19, 2009, 1:20 pm
  2. Trazzler is a very disappointing site. The biggest festival in the world is taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland right now, and Edinburgh isn’t even listed as a city.

    Posted by Baxter Tocher | August 19, 2009, 12:38 pm

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