Google has shown of what they intend to do with the social features of Google Maps by creating a new "My Map" for this year's holiday season for you to customize. They are encouraging anyone to update with their holiday stories. Just like YouTube within Google Earth.
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From Official Google Blog post: A map can tell you where you are, give you an idea of what lies ahead, and even better, give scale and breadth to your location. Maps connect us with the world in a way that is tangible, visual and now, even interactive…..
….And for any of the myriad places you can point to on a map, there are traditions, stories, pictures and memories -- each is as unique and fascinating as its teller.
Mark your place in the world with photos, video and stories that illuminate something about how you celebrate. Your stories can make for a considerably bigger map than any featuring geopolitical boundaries and highway markers; they can mark a human space of Chanukah candles, Christmas trees, family feasts and reunions great and small. We look forward to seeing how you make your mark.