I mentioned this on the linkblog, but it’s cool enough to merit a separate link in a full entry. Gvisit gives you a visible look, via the Google Maps API, at the (approximate) locations your visitors are coming from. Here’s mine. So far I’m only seeing hits from North America and Western Europe, though. I wonder which IP-to-geographic-location tool it uses.
Fun to watch, though — pure geoporn.
Down to the Banana Republics,
Down to the tropical sun.
Go the expatriated Americans,
Hoping to find some fun.
Some of them go for the sailing,
Caught by the lure of the sea.
Trying to find what is ailing,
Living in the land of the free.
Some of them are running from lovers,
Leaving no forward address.
Some of them are running tons of ganja,
Some are running from the IRS.
Late at night you will find them,
In the cheap hotels and bars.
Hustling the senoritas,
While they dance beneath the stars.
— Jimmy Buffet, “Banana Republics”