Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Where 2.0 Reflections 1

Just read an interesting article by Paul Ramsey on the Where conference at:

I'll give my thoughts in another post. Paul's themes:

much chatter on monetize and mobile ... twitter ... so many geolocation API's ... data mining ... many predictable and dull applications

The quote I most liked was from IRC. Paul paraphrases:

"location based social networking start-ups are all solving a problem (keeping in touch with, and meeting up with, a diverse network of friends in a big urban area) that is of greatest importance to a fairly narrow cultural niche. Why are we devoting so much venture capital to solving the social problems of young white collar professionals who have recently moved to a new city?"

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