If you’re one of those people who likes to read the Saturday real estate listings to find out how much your neighbors got for their house, you’ll love this application. It uses the power of Google Maps to track what neighbors — or anyone else — are contributing to political campaigns.
I’m not quite convinced it’s as complete as it should be (my zip code listed only 25 contributions), but if nothing else it’s a good Timewaster.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.