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Google Latitude

It’s been a while since I last posted, but I got an email notification on an old forum thread that was resurrected today regarding the mildly anticipated iPhone app release of Google Latitude. Well…it’s here.

Back in February ’09, Google launched a free service called “Latitude” (anyone heard of/remember it?). The service allows you and your friends to see where each other are located. Not exactly where, but roughly which town that person is in. And….that’s it. The two friends that I actually do have on Google Latitude (and possibly in life…) have not updated their location in 603 days, and 254 days which, I suspect, is the same day they registered for Google Latitude.

It’s an interesting idea, but has not been adopted very quickly, if at all. Maybe it’s a novelty/proof of concept, maybe it’s not good as a standalone app, or maybe I just don’t have all that many friends. My guess is that as a standalone app, no one is all that interested in findout out roughly where I am unless they can add a comment, see pictures, come find me, etc…. Sound familiar?

I’m interested in hearing from you on why you’re not interested in Google Latitude. Is it because it’s just too personal to share, even with friends? Couldn’t make that birthday party? Yeah you could…because I just saw on Google Latitude that you were right down the street at the bar…by yourself!! Or is it because no one else followed suit when you registered the first day it was launched, or maybe you just weren’t all that impressed with it.

Feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts on this technology!!!

  1. pacohaas
    December 14, 2010 at 5:00 am

    “because no one else followed suit when you registered the first day it was launched”

    That’s the only reason for me. I think it’s a great concept, and I would meet up with random friends more often if they used it.

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