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Google Mapplet

[update: this is now included in the Google Mapplet directory 🙂 which is here ]

If you’re a fan of Google maps, you may know that Google recently added the ability to include ‘Mapplets’ on your personal map page.

Basically these allow you to include other content that you may find useful, such as traffic, weather, real estate and – of course – nightlife!

We’ve created our own Thursday Club mapplet, which you can include on your own maps. If you can’t find it in the Google directory of mapplets, you can add it by entering the URL on the ‘add content’ page. The address is:

http://www.thursdayclub.com/city/tc_mapplet.xml

Right now the number of cities and venues is limited to a selection from the main Thursday Club site, but we’ll be adding more shortly, so you should see the list grow as you use it.

We hope you find this useful – especially when travelling or stuck in a strange land somewhere 😉

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Collactive

Depending on your point of view, Collactive is either a naughty way to game the system, or an interesting way of ‘pushing’ hot topics out to interested readers. Born of the ashes of an Israeli spam fighting team, the system allows you to create a link to an article, video, website etc and push out an ‘APB’ promoting it. The idea being that you can push up stories on Digg, Reddit, the BBC and so on.

I came across it when researching alternative promotional methods for the site (created a sample link here). I’m not sure that the gaming system itself can’t be gamed. Or that large volumes won’t swamp people with too much info. However, if they then allow subscription by channel, tag or interest then that has a lot of potential and removes a lot of the passive (and time-consuming) searching for interesting items that people do now on sites like Digg.

There’s a widget too. Not sure if this will work:

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Twitter, Facebook, Myspace etc …..

Hello,

Just to let you know that the members section now allows you to associate your profile with various other sites such as LinkedIn, Digg, Facebook, Yahoo!, Twitter etc (currently 10 sites).

So, if you’re keeping multiple personalities on multiple sites, you can link to them from your member homepage. You can also choose to show links to just your TC friends.

Working on tighter integration through the site APIs, but if you use Twitter, give it a whirl as that will automatically show your picture and current status message on your member page. Look out for the ‘networks’ tab.

You can see an example of this in action here

Did we miss any major networks? (netscape ..?)

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RSS Feed

Those of you who prefer your web browsing of the consolidated and syndicated variety will be pleased to know that we now have an RSS feed available.

http://www.thursdayclub.com/rss

Right now the news items, venue additions and updates and reviews are shown.

Cheers,

P..

More more more

In the relentless quest to get everything sorted pre-end of Beta, we’ve added some long-awaited (by us anyway) features to the site today.

Firstly there’s now a ‘news, gossip & more’ section. This allows members to post information relating to anything from a new venue, celebrity spot, gossip, news, tips and tricks etc.
This can be posted when looking at a city page – about that city, or there’s a general news section at http://www.thursdayclub.com/news. News shows up on the homepage, and it all uses some funky Ajax type stuff so you don’t have to worry about page reloads etc.

The news section kind of augments the old ‘suggest a venue’ section we had on the previous site, but gives a lot more flexibility in terms of being able to list other categories and self-publish.

Cheers,

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