MindMixing for Historic Preservation

By David J. Barboza

After a long hibernation the SurveyLA blog is back! Just in time too, because the SurveyLA social media family (see also our Facebook page and @surveyla Twitter presence) just got bigger. I’m happy to announce that the MyHistoricLA MindMixer site launched on Monday!

You may be asking yourself “what on Earth is MindMixer”? Fair enough, I didn’t know about it either until I saw it being used for the Los Angeles Mobility Element Update. MindMixer is a way for people to share ideas online, comment on other peoples’ ideas and give their seal of approval to ideas they really like. In this case, the topic is historic places in the City of Los Angeles. Here at SurveyLA we need the public’s help to identify buildings, landscapes and other physical features of our City that have historical or architectural significance.

Say there’s a building in your neighborhood that really makes the area feel special, or a place that has a fascinating back story that should be better known. On our MindMixer site you can write up a post about it and even point it out on a map. The more you participate the more you rack up points. Rack up enough points, and there could be some prizes in it for you (we’re still working the details out). At the very least your score will give you serious bragging rights, and you’ll be helping SurveyLA to document the hidden gems in the City of Angels. Another great feature is the Google Translate tool, which can instantly translate the site into dozens of languages from Spanish, to Korean, to Haitian Creole. Just spend a minute to create an account and you’ll be ready to go.

In case you missed it, here’s that MindMixer link again. If you have any questions about how to get started feel free to leave a comment on this post. Hope to see your mind in the mix!

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