Kent Tags on “43 Places” Web Site
If you have to ask what being “tagged” on the web is you’re revealing that your more than a couple years out of touch with the latest trends in web technology and its lingo. That’s ok, I may have known what it mean’t but I have never actually tagged anything myself or even been to one of the web sites that have made it a part of the web vernacular. By pure accident this week I bumped into a tagging based site called 43 Places which lets people post comments about the places they’ve been. Part of the tagging lets people label the place as place that’s worth going to or not. Great news, people tagged Kent as a place definitely worth going to.
43 Places Web Site is a relatively new service from The Robot Co-Op (the makers of 43 Things). The basic premise for this site is that you can take a location and mark it as being Visited, or that you Want to Visit It. In addition to this, you can blog about your travels, tag locations, find other people how’ve visited similar places, coordinate travel plans, encourage people to visit places, and even provide travel recommendations.
In the cyber-world where social networks are re-defining the meaning of community, it’s great to hear that Kent is not only relevant but is considered by the next generation as a place worth going. Here’s a few of the comments I found about Kent:
I grew up there. I still go there about once or twice a week. My boyfriend lives there for now. It’s in a nice part of Ohio. There’s a lot to do if you know where to look.
I was raised here. It’s a cute little college town. Great scenery and culture. Not too big but not ridiculously small either.
I was glad to get away from the flatness of Illinois and into an area that has, well, topography. One night in Kent for a work-related visit to Kent State University didn’t give me much chance to look around. However, it seemed like a decent college town.I like college towns. So dinner at Rockne’s was not much more than just food, but the countryside was pretty and the University appears impressive enough. We met some good people as well. Should work send me back, I’ll willingly go!
I went to Kent State University for a year, and the best thing about the school was the memorial for the students who were shot in 1970.
I attended Kent State University, which is located in Kent, OH. I received my B.S. from there and am currently a grad student there. I lived on campus 3 years and in an apartment within the city for another 2 years. It’s always changing and constantly growing! They have all types of festivals, including the famous “Black Squirel” festival. I’d be happy to answer any questions!
For anyone that has a clue how to tag, bag and rip — do me a favor and help spread the gospel of Kent. Tag on man, tag on…