🎧 “The Daily”: The Business of Selling Your Location | New York Times

Listened to "The Daily": The Business of Selling Your Location by Michael Barbaro from New York Times

Smartphone apps track a staggering amount of data about our whereabouts every day. That data has become a hot commodity.

Just the national security implications for this alone should require regulations of these tech companies.

❤️ Simple Location Version 3.5.0 Released | David Shanske

Liked Simple Location Version 3.5.0 Released by David ShanskeDavid Shanske (david.shanske.com)
Version 3.5.0 of my location plugin, Simple Location, is now out(forgot to push a fix and had to release 3.5.1 as well). Simple Location is, as time goes on, anything but Simple. It is all about location, including the weather at your location. It adds this to posts, and offers several simple widget...

Looks like some awesome changes! Congratulations (and Thanks) David!

👓 Parkeology Challenge November 2018 | David Shanske

Read Parkeology Challenge November 2018 by David ShanskeDavid Shanske (david.shanske.com)
On Wednesday, November 28th, I participated in the Parkeology Challenge. It is a marathon of sorts where you try to ride every ride at Walt Disney World in a single day. That is 4 different parks, and 49 rides…although only 46 were in the challenge this week due long-term closures. You can only us...

Now I want to do this…

Reply to Geolocating your travel blog posts by Mark Grabe

Replied to Geolocating your travel blog posts by Mark GrabeMark Grabe (Learning Aloud)
A travel blog by definition describes experiences at many specific places. The location is part of the context for each post. I use Blogger for this particular blog and after several years of writing posts about traveling, I finally noticed that Google allows the author to associate a location with each post. I am guessing few Blogger bloggers use this feature, but I thought it might be worth exploring.

For those using WordPress, there’s a simple plugin called Simple Location that has some similar functionality. It has settings for a number of map providers that can be used to display maps as well as weather conditions.

Many people use it specifically for creating checkins, but it could also be used by travel bloggers. It’s also got a widget to show one’s last known location in a sidebar or footer.

Swarm checkins appear as notes

Filed an Issue dshanske/indieweb-post-kinds (GitHub)
indieweb-post-kinds - adds support for responding to and interacting with other sites using the standards developed by the Indieweb Community

Perhaps I’m missing a setting somewhere, but since I’ve gotten OwnYourSwarm working (using JSON as opposed to the “Simple” setting, the post data arrives as expected, however, Post Kinds is defaulting the post to be a note instead of a checkin as I would expect. (In general, I would think that all posts arriving from OYS would always default to be checkins despite the fact that they may have note-like content as well as photos.)

In the settings on my site, I’ve even got the “Default Kind for New Posts” set to checkin, as I use it often, yet the posts still show up as a note.

Ideas about what may be missing or going wrong?

As a small caveat, I’ll note that this install is running Post Kinds Version 3.0.6, but I suspect that nothing has changed since about June that might fix or affect this issue.

👓 People visit roughly 25 places | Nelson’s log

Read People visit roughly 25 places by Nelson Minar (Nelson's log)
Interesting study summarized over at The Economist. The researchers tracked the movements of 40,000 people as they went about their daily lives. They found the number of places that people go to re…