Posts Tagged: gowalla

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    Check In, Get Acquired, Check Out. Farewell Gowalla

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    With the benefit of hindsight, it was probably inevitable but 5 years after the location based, check in social network we know as Gowalla launched and 3 months after they were acquired by Facebook, Gowalla is no more. Despite launching in 2007, 2 years prior to Foursquare, Gowalla never seemed to be able to capture… Read more »

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    Deliberately (and Unexpectedly) Tracking My Journey

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    I’ve been tracking my journey and in doing so inadvertently uncovered a sea change in the way in which we view the whole thorny issue of location tracking. Yesterday, Ed Parsons and I drove from London to Nottingham and back to attend the one day Supporting the Contextual Footprint event run by the Horizon Digital… Read more »

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    Location is a Key Context, But Most People Don’t Know This

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    Like a lot of people, I get most of the information I use, both personally and professionally, from the web; from RSS feeds, from keyword search alerts and from Twitter. The genesis of my recent Theory of Stuff slowly accumulated out of this mishmash of feeds, alerts and status updates. Firstly I read about EchoEcho, a new location based… Read more »

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    The Location Battle Between You and Your Phone

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    Whenever I talk about the privacy implications inherent in sharing your location with an app or service, I keep coming back to the idea that it’s essential to be your own source of truth for your location. This is a slightly verbose way of saying that you need to be able to lie about your location or… Read more »