Loopt is a Social Compass

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

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“Using location-based technologies, Loopt lets you know where your friends are by automatically updating maps on your mobile handset. Loopt even lets you send messages to nearby friends or receive automatic alerts when they’re nearby so that you never miss an opportunity to meet. Loopt also lets you journal your life so that your friends can see what you’re up to. With Loopt, mobile subscribers put themselves on the map.”

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Plazes: Locative social software

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Plazes added the “Where?” to communities. Here is an excerpt from the FAQ, the Question is “Why do you call a Plaze a Plaze and not a location?”

“A Plaze represents much more than just a location. It is the identity that you give to a physical location. So, for instance, a restaurant and an office are both located on “111 MacDougal Street, NYC. In this case you have one location, but two Plazes. (Hey, it’s the context that counts)
Every Plaze has its own permalinkable page that consists of pictures, comments, a map, and a list of people who have visited the Plaze.”

http://plazes.com/the/help

Plazes

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“Social mapping” is not (yet?) a killer application

Monday, 19 November 2007

Viktor Holdener observes in his diploma thesis “Open Map Sihlwald”, that visitors of the “Sihlwald” (20km south-west of Zurich, Switzerland) visitors are not very interested in “social mapping”. But he expects the interest to grow, as the technique spreads and becomes available on mobile phones equipped with GPS.
http://www.sihlwald.unizh.ch/works/publicat/vholdener/open_map_sihlwald.pdf