[OT] Map of email origins to Python list

Rocco Moretti roccomoretti at hotpop.com
Mon Nov 7 19:23:15 CET 2005


Paul McGuire wrote:
> "Claire McLister" <mclister at zeesource.net> wrote in message
> news:mailman.221.1131384118.18701.python-list at python.org...
>   We've been working with Google Maps, and have created a web service to
> map origins of emails to a group. As a trial, we've developed a map of
> emails to this group at:
> 
>   http://www.zeesource.net/maps/map.do?group=668
> 
>   This represents emails sent to the group since October 27.
> 
>   Would like to hear what you think of it.
> ------------------------------
> 
> <sigh>
> Another sleepless camera pointed at the fishbowl that is my online life.
> 

It's also a testament to the limited value of physically locating people 
by internet addresses - If you zoom in on the San Fransico bay area, and 
click on the southern most bubble (south of San Jose), you'll see the 
entry for the Mountain View postal code (94043) - a massive list which 
contains mostly gmail.com accounts, but also contains accounts with .de 
.ca .uk .pl .it .tw and .za domains. I doubt all of the people in that 
list live in sunny California, let alone in Mountain View proper.



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