On Sunday, I participated in a walking tour (of sorts) up 2nd Ave. from Houston to 29th, listening to the New York Neo-Futurists' contributions to the new (and exciting!) Broadcastr app. It was a beautiful day and it was cool to have the shared, albeit simultaneously solo, experience of walking up 2nd in a loose group, listening to the same content.
"Wait, What?!" I hear you say. "What's Broadcastr?" Well, if you click on the link above, you can find out on your own. My take is: Broadcastr links audio content and location so that, wherever you go, you can hear content related to that place. It's international and it's a free app for your iPhone. I'm sure it's more . . . visit their website.
The Broadcastr content is available all the time which means that if you want to go do your own 2nd Ave. walking tour, you can go and listen to some (or all) of it any time you want. You can also listen NOT walking up 2nd avenue, I believe, by finding the NY Neo-Futurists under "featured" on the app but . . . that's not as much fun, since the content speaks directly about each block up 2nd Ave.
This gave me the great feeling of being a tourist in my own city and I'm looking forward to the next time I AM a tourist and firing up Broadcastr to see what the locals have to say.