I like geolocation. At first, it seemed pretty creepy, but now, there’s a lot of potential for geo-based features that are both and good for you. I write about geo-services quite a bit, and I’m a fan of services like Fire Eagle and Shizzow and BrightKite and all the others. They all have one problem… Read More
Connect Adds Geolocation
Now, we know where you are . . . but only if you tell us. Yesterday, Rich completed the addition of geolocation tracking to Connect. Now, when you OraTweet your location or update your Connect status with the secret phrase “@location” followed by a place (address or city or country), Connect stores your location. And… Read More
Shizzow Expands Beyond the Rose City
I’ve mentioned Portland-based Shizzow a few times in the past in posts about geo-aware services and networking. Shizzow has been open to Portlanders only until this week, but Tuesday they added the Bay Area. And now today, Seattle is also supported. Full disclosure: I know all the principles that make up the little Shizzow operation.… Read More
Geolocation: Cool or Creepy?
Location aware services and apps are white hot right now. Cases in point, two new iPhone apps: Google Earth and Brightkite. I can’t seem to find any use for Google Earth beyond the obvious eye-candy, cool factor. This has always been my complaint with Google Earth. It’s nice to look at, but not very useful.… Read More