Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Location-Based Future Of The Web

Get the information relevant to where you are (Image: Russel A. Daniels/AP/PA)

From The New Scientist:

THAT the internet is the same for everyone, wherever they are, is one of its defining features. But increasingly your location matters, and will alter what you see online.

Two events last week offer a preview of the web's location-aware future. Social network Twitter started telling users the most talked-about topics in their vicinity. Meanwhile, Canadian newspaper publisher Metro teamed up with location-based social network Foursquare to offer users restaurant reviews based on their GPS-enabled phone's location.

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