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Here’s something we hope our readers will find interesting and useful: Google today released a cool new Google Maps mashup. It’s called Recent My Maps, and in classic StumbleUpon-style, it lets you browse through the recently created My Maps within Google Maps — a feature that lets users bookmark places on maps and share them publicly or privately.

The Googlers themselves have so far encountered everything from hotels in Havana to birthplaces of the 2008 presidential candidates to the aftermath of an oil spill to bird-watching spots in Oklahoma. And myself? Nothing other than the most appropriate thing ever given the occassion: NYC cup cakes.

At Rev2, we sometimes like to take a break from the next big thing and cover the little guy, and here it is. Though seeing the time I’ve spent today browsing through this, as opposed to, say, using Google or Facebook, I’m not sure who’s the little guy any more. If Yahoo! or Microsoft need tips on why Google is what it is, it’s because of little things like these. While nothing major, they make the Google Maps experience incrementally much better, and you can bet it all adds up.

To all you StumbleUponers and Google Maps tumblers alike, you’re going to like this one. At Rev2, we take pride in making your life counter-productive. :-)


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