Ready to Explore the World? Then, Where on Earth are You?

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Sydney builder creates a clickable map of the world to provide an enjoyable way to discover interesting websites from every place on earth.

A Sydney builder has created a website to provide an enjoyable way to search and discover the world. The site, “Where on Earth R U?” will fill a map of the world with interesting websites from every place on earth.

The idea began in January 2006 when Sydney project manager, Ed Jacka had a bit of time to browse the Internet. With nothing specific to search, he wanted to read the Internet like a magazine, pick it up, flick through and browse interesting websites to learn something new about the world.

Ed realized there was just one problem, “the Internet has 85 million websites. Keyword searching is too “hit and miss” to be enjoyable for a casual magazine-style read. I developed “Where on earth R U” to collect all the interesting websites and display them on their piece of the world map.”

This is the website you will want on the coffee table, to pick-up and enter straight into fascinating insights of the world: an indigenous tribe in the jungle of Indonesia, a travel diary through Nepalese villages, heli-ski adventures in Alaska, cattle stations in outback Australia and amazing resorts in places you didn’t even know existed.

While it will mainly appeal to travel and tourism, it will also capture other perspectives of what makes up our world, be it business, personal or pleasure. Anyone with a website can apply to “own their piece of earth,” however, sites must meet the selection criteria.

As momentum builds, this clickable atlas will fast become a unique gateway to explore the world’s interesting websites.

“Where on Earth R U?” can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.whereonearthru.com.

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