Tracking Swans, Flamingos, and 'Paid Content'

Ben Hammersley points us to the UK’s Wildfowl & Wetland Trust‘s site tracking the migration of individual Beswick and Whooper Swans and East African Flamingos. The birds have been tagged with lightweight (35 to 45 gram) transmitters whose signals are tracked by satellite. While this doesn’t have anything to do with online publishing, it’s an excellent example of the type of previously unthinkable but now wonderful application new technologies have wrought. Now, if we could just have the same type of technology to track Rafat Ali‘s transcontinental peregrinations.

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  1. hey, there is a tracker..my website :)
    man, but this is the last time i’m ever doing this crazy schedule…it all looks and sounds fun in theory, but it will kill me sooner than later…
    i am posting this from a wireless CDMA connection, which is very new to India, and in fact in the world generally..you can connect to the internet from your laptop/PC using a mobile phone as you dial-up line, and get speeds of up to 156 KBPS..
    and the mobile phone is roaming nationwide and is using wireless local loop, so it is a local call charge anywhere you move around in this vast country..in some senses, this just beats Wi-Fi as well, in terms of ease of access, thoug speed is still an issue…

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