Google Latitude

I checked out Google Latitude 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 friend 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.

David 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. 1. It’s Google.
  2. 2. It’s Viral.
  3. 3. Everything is local.
  4. 4. It’s Desktop and Mobile.
  5. 5: I am the most important person in the world. You come second.
  6. 6. Everyone understands Maps.
  7. 7. Uncomplicated sharing.
  8. 8. That’s not Latitude. That’s just an upgrade…
  9. 9. They still don’t get it. But they will.
  10. 10. And What’s next?

Cluetrain A Day for 2009

My Friend @alexknowshtml aka Alex Hillman has taken on an awesome ambitious project on his blog dangerouslyawesome of summarizing each of the 95 theses of The Cluetrain Manifesto. This is both in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Cluetrain and to incite people into discussion. Wow, so far it has been great, I’m spreading the word on making this a daily stop on the internetz for all.

I figure the first 3 months of the year is a pretty solid commitment to anything. Lucky for me, I’m not committing to the gym, or to eat better (though I hope to do that anyway). I’m committing to working my way through the 95 theses of The Cluetrain Manifesto to riff, expound, and hopefully ask new questions about what they mean today.

This is a must read if you are concerned with your future and your own success