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Twisitor and city application

We’ve got it clear that Twitter revolutionized the way we interact but was it clear Twitter’s derivated would revolutionize the way visitors connect to their destination ?

Back to the basics, Twitter is a social networking service that allows users to send and receive instantaneous text within a 140-message.

Now, Twisitor is an application derivated from Twitter and allowing people to interact directly with the citizen of the visited city or its Tourism department. Here is the teaser:

Going somewhere? Get the insider information from those who know, the local tourism authority. Chances are that your final destination is already tweeting and ready to answer your questions and provide tips and recommendations. Connect with them here for all your planning, relaxing, vacationing and traveling needs.

Portland became the first American city to launch an official Twisitor Center – an online visitor information center relying on Twitter to connect travelers with people who can help plan their trips.

The way it works:  Add #inpdx to each tweet you request to have Portland informations and the Twisitor Center staff members will answer your questions.

Here below is the video made by Portland to explain the concept.

Can’t wait to see it in France !

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Proud to declare: French do it faster ;)Internet speed and cost worldwide

Internet speed and cost worldwide

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Read on the National Geographic Blog:

The United States is the country in the world that spends the most on medical care per person, however life expectancy is shorter than in most other developed nations. 45,000 deaths a year because health insurance is lacking.

Medical data release

Medical data release

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Comparing french and US top ten apps

French favorite top ten apps of 2009 – see iphon blog

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– 1 – Facebook to keep up with friends

-2 – iFon.fr , french blog on iPhone applications

-3 – Shazam recognize music author and title

– 4 – Navigon turn your iPhone into GPS

– 5 – Le Monde french equivalent of New York Times

Reference for news and informations

– 6 – Pages jaunes : Yellow pages to find phone numbers and adresses

– 7 – VDM for “Vie De merde”

French and original version of F** my life, stories of everyday unfortunate moments

– 8 – Doodle Jump

First and only game of this top ten. Sold 0,79 euros only.

– 9 – Eurosport Sport TV

Qualification of national soccer team for South Africa worldcup.

– 10 – Avertinoo turn iphone into GPS + radarspeed detector

Strong repressive law concerning overspeed in France.

American favorite top ten apps of 2009 – Read Write Web

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  1. Facebook
  2. Tweetie
  3. Google Maps
  4. Foursquare
  5. Evernote
  6. Shazam
  7. Google Mobile
  8. Echofon
  9. Gmail Mobile
  10. Pandora

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Point de vue californien

Gov 2.0 Radio: The Promise of Open Data.

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Cinéma Tech

Où l’on apprend que le futur est idéal (ou pas)

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