Why location-based networks are the next step

Location-based social networking will eventually bridge the gap between virtual spaces and the real world, writes MG Siegler. “Social networking up until this point has been great. But it’s also really a bit odd. The core concept is still to gather your friends in a virtual construct,” he writes. Siegler notes that tools to manage privacy and let the user decide when to share location data are key to the technology’s success.  TechCrunch


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