Ukraine invasion snapshot in Google Maps

Updated on February 28, 2022 The Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February is being followed online by billions worldwide. Anyone with an Internet connection has access to news, opinion, information, misinformation, disinformation, fact, fiction, the whole kitchen sink of a global event that’s unparalleled in its accessibility. That Internet connectivity would let you see a real-time view of anywhere in Ukraine courtesy of Google Maps. In Google Maps, I captured the screenshot image of the Ukrainian capital…

Second Life was ahead of its time

Around fifteen years ago, some big brands started playing in Second Life. For me, memorable names and what they did include General Motors with a cool Pontiac sports car: that’s virtual me behind the virtual wheel in the photo above. GM issued a press release in October 2006 about starting up in SL. There was Dell who experimented not only with letting you configure and buy a computer in Second Life but also getting customer service and tech support. They…

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