Travel Trends – 71Miles, Social Networking’s Social Classes
71Miles – Half blog, half travel guide, 71Miles combines in-depth writing with the nimbleness of a blog to feature short, well-written articles on specific cities. Initially focused on Northern California, 71Miles combines (or mashes-up) several technologies, including Google Maps, Kayak.com, video slideshows and consumer comments to create a simple blog-post style travel guide.
Social Networking’s Social Classes – Emerging data suggest the two may not be direct competitors after all. The blogosphere is buzzing about a provocative June 24 essay by U.C. Berkeley researcher Danah Boyd suggesting that MySpace and Facebook users are dividing along race and class lines.