International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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March 26-28, 2007

Tour de Blog

Atsushi Hoshino, Mizuki Oka and Kazuhiko Kato

We have described a blog system called Tour de Blog that allows geographical tracking of individual blogs. Our system considers a group of blogs that a user defines as belonging to the same category in chronological order and tracks them as one "Tour". The system offers an easy way to post blogs with location information from a mobile device and displays the transitions in the times and places of posts of a "Tour" in an intuitive manner. The data is also output in RSS, GPX, and KML so that the data collected at the system can also be used interactively with other services that use positional information.


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