I'm authoring a new blog with my friend and location expert Chad Catacchio - the blog is called Location Meme, and it will be our best effort to track and analyze what happens as location is increasingly added to the social media mix.
With devices and browsers getting better at detecting and communicating location, and more people choosing to live in public, we are on the cusp of big some big changes in how web meets world.
Here is our first post:
Hello World! There’s a new data point emerging in social media that promises to change the way that web meets world. Location.
Services like Gowalla, Foursquare, Loopt, Google Latitude, Yelp, BrightKite, Flook, Stalqer, MyTown, Rummble, and many more are racing to integrate location to provide deeper, richer, and more social services than what were possible before.
“Simply put, location changes everything. This one input—our coordinates—has the potential to change all the outputs. Where we shop, who we talk to, what we read, what we search for, where we go—they all change once we merge location and the Web.”
- Mathew Honan, Wired Magazine
LocationMeme will be our best effort at tracking and analyzing the companies, trends, data, devices, and entrepreneurs that are shaping our location aware future.
Ready or not, the web is becoming location aware. Thanks for joining us as we explore this emerging space.
If this sounds interesting to you, please come over and take a peek at LocationMeme.
I will still be posting here from time to time - Long Live Sexy Widget!