Where in the world is vowe

by Volker Weber

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I have known Plazes for quite a while but it did not really take off. Now lots of people have discovered it and I think it's time that more people pick it up.

Plazes is a rather neat idea. Using a small tool on your computer you log into the website. The tool checks the MAC address of your default router and tries to find it in the database. If the address is new, the tool asks you to define where you are. Others who are at the same place can pick up how you defined the place. As you move to different networks, Plazes will keep track of where you currently are. It will also tell you who is in your proximity and where your friends are. Voila, location based-services. ;-)

Comments

... or voluntary observation.

Martin Hiegl, 2005-07-27

No more guesing where the people we talk to are or where I am anymore either

Chris Miller, 2005-07-27

Chris, you are at plazeless. ;-)

Volker Weber, 2005-07-27

Volker, what about a wiki section with Plazes accounts like your AIM and Skype list...

Alexander Kluge, 2005-07-27

Go ahead and start one. :-)

You need to set the admin password to "breitinger".

Volker Weber, 2005-07-27

The world is one big plaze

http://beta.plazes.com/whereis/SimonBarratt

Simon Barratt, 2005-07-27

The world is one big plaze

whereami?

Simon Barratt, 2005-07-27

Simon, this does not work for people who are not logged in.

Volker Weber, 2005-07-27

Oh well!! Maybe it will motivate some more people then!!!

Simon Barratt, 2005-07-27

Could be handy for those mornings when you wake up wondering where you are (and more importantly who is she . . .) #;o)

john mill, 2005-07-28

Someone stole my Plaze (sniff).

Chris Linfoot, 2005-07-28

Chris, I'd rather think someone stole the Mac address of your router. ;-)

Volker Weber, 2005-07-28

Umm, yeah, MAC addresses are all unique.... right! I can easily change my iSeries to have a different MAC address than what's on the card.

Chris Whisonant, 2005-07-28

Plazes: Good idea, good realisation. I registrated, played around and I guess it's worth more than playing.

Where am I? | Where do I live?

p.s. Did you happen to be a member of Fidonet some decades ago (248-Net)?

Frank Hamm, 2005-07-28

Yup. 2:2464/111.

Volker Weber, 2005-07-28

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