You know how much we love to see our shirts getting some use. One of our lovely users, Laura from Embrace Pet Insurance, sent us a picture of some evangelizing she was able to do on a recent trip to Thailand.
It's obvious that our shirts (and their owners) travel extensively since we have photo documentation of our users all over the world in them. However, while we may know where Lijit swag has gone, until last week, we didn't have any way of seeing where Lijit searches were happening. In my last post, I showed off our most recent stat enhancement that shows you where your searchers are coming from. In addition, I am proud to announce that the magicians in our office have conjured up a most interesting mashup. This link will take you to a map graphic showing the (almost) real-time geolocation of all searches taking place on blogs installed with the Lijit wijit. We call it the Lijit Live Search Map.
There is a 2D and 3D version available. Prepare to be transfixed as you are whirled around the world, following the search trail of our users' blogs. On an educational note, this hack is especially useful for reviewing geography.
People love watching where in the world Lijit is. Some people (not naming any names in our office) can't even get any work done when the live search map is on. And now, with the addition of this new toy to the office...
we are able to turn the big screen on and hypnotize everyone in the immediate area with the amazing live search map. The big screen, in conjunction with our office Wii, has to be the best money spent on employee morale yet. Or as our CEO put it the other night..."Welcome the productivity killer".