I wanted to announce two projects which I think should be useful for English speaking residents of the Taiwanese interweb:
- First is a Yahoo! Pipes feed which aggregates Michael, David, and Bent’s roundups of the English language blogsphere in Taiwan. That’s one RSS feed just for their link roundup posts. You can view it on the web at http://pipes.yahoo.com/kerim/taiwanlinks or subscribe directly to the RSS feed. Two notes about this: First, because I just filter for the word “links” in their post titles, it could easily be broken if any of them start using a different naming system. Secondly, while both Michael and Bent offer full feeds from their blog, David doesn’t so the aggregated feed is also inconsistent about whether or not you see full feeds or feed summaries.
- The second project makes use of Google’s new collaborative mapping feature. Above is a picture of the tourist map I made for Hualien. I’ve opened this up to anyone who wants to contribute and renamed it the Taiwan Tourist Map. The idea is to have one Google map listing everyone’s favorite tourist spots, restaurants, hotels, etc. for all of Taiwan. Anyone can edit the map, but to get permission you need to contact me or one of the other contributors to get an invitation. This is just to prevent spammers or malicious users from editing the map.