There are a lot of cool multimedia sites about Oakland. Lots of folks are making use of new technologies that allow for interesting visualizations of data, cool customized maps, and more.
Here are some sites to get started:
- http://www.deepoakland.org/ - oral histories, maps, and more about Oakland neighborhoods.
- History in These Streets - virtual Black Panther Legacy Tour that combines narration with google street view.
- http://livehoods.org/maps/sf - maps that show what kinds of "neighborhoods" are revealed when check-in locations from twitter and foursquare are aggregated and placed on a map
- Historypin (Oakland) - photos of historic places placed at their past location and displayed on a map