I checked out Google LatitudeÂ yesterday, pretty cool, kinda a mobile extension of google maps that allows you to see where your friends are and interact with them. When I logged in i already had a request from my friendÂ David Petherick, in the UK, he is contributing editor to the Next Web Blog. I was able to see him take a stroll thru his town today, and had I been in his ‘hood we could of met up for coffee or something.
DavidÂ wrote a pretty comprehensive analysis on Google Latitude that you should check out, it’s “ten reasons why I think it will succeed”
One interesting item I noticed was that Google also has a status update field, hmmm wonder where they are going with that 🙂
- 1. Itâ€™s Google.
- 2. Itâ€™s Viral.
- 3. Everything is local.
- 4. Itâ€™s Desktop and Mobile.
- 5: I am the most important person in the world. You come second.
- 6. Everyone understands Maps.
- 7. Uncomplicated sharing.
- 8. Thatâ€™s not Latitude. Thatâ€™s just an upgradeâ€¦
- 9. They still donâ€™t get it. But they will.
- 10. And Whatâ€™s next?