HTML Happiness

I was walking doggies this afternoon, and I came across a little sticker advertising an intriguing-sounding website, and later, when I was in dire need of procrastination material, I decided to give it a little look-see. It turned out to be one of the most insightful, penetrating investigations of local Chicago news on The Interwebs. Check it out for yourself at Brilliant.

Another web nugget that’s been making my week: Google’s Maps transit feature. If you haven’t tried it yet, use the “Get Directions” feature, and look for the “Take Public Transit” option. Trust me–it’s good stuff.


5 Comments so far

  1. dazein on April 16th, 2008 @ 5:23 pm

    This will be amazingly useful

  2. Melissa Tipton (sloantaylor) on April 16th, 2008 @ 5:45 pm

    Yeah, if I could date Google I totally would–they’re just that swell.

  3. MK Owens (elagothro) on April 17th, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

    Combined with the ever increasingly useful, Chicago’s public transportation system is getting a little more accessible on the web. Unfortunately, when things happen like the Blue Line El getting shut down for 35 minutes on one side, and only having one half of the line available for usage for an entire day . . . it doesn’t matter HOW accessible on the web it is. It just isn’t accessible. :-\

  4. dazein on April 17th, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

    Does this work feature work on google maps application on the iPhone/iPod Touch?

  5. Melissa Tipton (sloantaylor) on April 17th, 2008 @ 4:34 pm

    It looks like Google transit isn’t compatible with iPhones yet, but it’s in the works. I also found this article that offers an "in the meantime" solution:

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