Posts Tagged ‘Foursquare’

Declaration of Location

One area of technology that holds great interest for me is location based services. It’s got social uses, but also a potential to great applications that will benefit society in many ways (distress signals, disaster management etc.) It’s a hot topic right now and here are more and more applications being announced every day. It’s gaining credability within businesses, yesterday Starbucks announced they were investigating using Foursquare to track regular customers and reward them.

The guys at TheNextWeb have just announced a new channel dedicated to location. They’ve just released their declaration of location which made me smile, but raises interesting points about the balance of benefits with privacy and safety.

[For reference the original text can be found here.]