Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Using technology to track Santa tonight
Growing up in the 1960's, tracking Santa's progress from the North Pole involved watching the Channel 10 TV news with breathless updates from the weather reporter...usually involving a Santa cutout on the national weather map.
In the 1980's when my son was young, the weather reporters used their new (pre-Doppler) radar setups and would scare us with the news that Santa was just across the river, so we had to scurry to bed fast before he got to our house.
Now, thanks to Google, tracking Santa is high tech with Norad Santa.
With Google Maps for mobile, anyone can keep tabs on him from their mobile phones (just activate GMM and search for "norad santa").
You can also receive updates from "Bitz the Elf" on Twitter by following @noradsanta.
And of course, be sure to visit www.noradsanta.org starting December 24th at 6:00 am EST when Santa's journey begins.