The Apple Inc. talk tied-in well with this assignment as the presenters spoke of geotags.
These geotags make it easy to search flickr for any city.
When I searched my hometown, some interesting images came up.
I am amazed that people who do urban exploring - going into decommissioned/abandoned buildings without permission - would be bold enough to post photos of their exploits.
I wasn't able to upload any images, but if the links work you could read my short-short story.
Who knew that a Rula 2.0 assignment would lead to a Hometown Ghost Story.
Just take a winter’s walk in the park. Notice that the river stones, http://www.flickr.com/photos/33324206@N00/81682931 lead you to an abandoned paper mill.
If you’re brave, step inside to see- http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdg/3059707435/in/photostream/ a forgotten newspaper on the floor.
Move down the hallway to the broken door. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76961632@N00/3060545714
Push it open. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76961632@N00/3102041884
Is it a trick of the dust-filled light, or do the green shades of long-departed mill workers still walk the floors?