Is Google Latitude the most stalker friendly location-based service?

The long awaited Google Latitude iPhone application was released this week with much fan fair but little talk about privacy and what Google Latitude is good for. Google promotes Latitude as a service that allows you to "See where your friends are right now" and no matter if you're using the new Google Latitude iPhone app or Android version or updating your location from the browser Latitude can let your friends know where you are in real-time.

If you still need help understanding Google Latitude watch the Latitude video below.

While Google Latitude iPhone app may be new, Latitude is one [...]

TriOut 2 Dev Journal: You can see your friends check-ins on Foursquare, Gowalla & Facebook too.

Guest Post by Lawrence Ingraham @lawpower, Founder/lead developer at TriOut. This is the ninth in a series of posts detailing the history, design and features of TriOut v2 for iPhone.

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. We've been absolutely slammed trying to get the app complete in time for the NC State Fair. (If you're in North Carolina, plan on coming by the State Fair on Thursday to take part in the TriOut scavenger hunt and say hi while you're there!)

We submitted the new app to Apple last Monday and hope to see it approved later this week. I thought I'd review some of the main [...]

Breaking news: Twitter is broken and hit the reset button on your followers!

Zero followers. I bet there are a lot of busted social media expert egos right now.Mon May 10 17:10:40 via web


Joke! I'm sure Twitter is just having some growing pains and will work on fixing the problem soon. But I thought @jaredwsmith tweet was funny and I be we'll see a boat load of tech blogs posting about the lost followers count today. Now, let's get back to [...]

4 simple suggestions to gain more twitter followers #followfriday

It's Friday and you know what that means, it's #followFriday on twitter.  I know some of you are twitter-ed out, but twitter continues to be the buzz or noise of not only social media but now celebrity gossip, sports and mainstream media.  With that being said everyone is still trying to gain more followers to increase their twitter following. I'll go on record saying it's not about the followers but the relationships. But, if you want to gain more followers, here are 4 simple suggestions.

  1. Share information that people want: Example: how to information, social media topics, free items, [...]

Talk Social News Episode 11:Talking social aggregation with Joel Longtine, engineer with SocialThing, how to turn your blog in to a book & according to Wired blogging is so 2004.

This week Talk Social News interviews Joel Longtine, engineer with SocialThing. Listen to what Joel has to say about social aggregation, life streaming and the what it was like to get purchased by AOL.

The interview: Talk Social News Episode 11 - length 29:33 download or click to play:[audio:TalkSocialNews0011socialthing.mp3] Subscribe to podcast in iTunes:

SocialThing is in private beta but if you would like an invite let us know in the comments or send a tweet to @talksocialnews saying: I would like an invite to @socialthing

For our “What the Blog” section of the podcast, we [...]