Friday, February 1, 2008 at 11:04 AM
It may be hard to imagine that people working at the BBC ever get downtime on the job, but during a quiet night shift, one employee decided to tinker around with Google Maps. The result? A mashup that shows the locations of BBC bureaus and reporters around the world. If you click on one of the map icons, you can read stories that are generated from that location. You can also find out which specific reporters are covering stories from a particular place and read their work. Being both a maps enthusiast (obviously!) and a bit of a news junkie, using this mashup is a mix of business and pleasure. You can read more about it, or head straight to the map to follow the world's news.