Archive for February, 2009

Google knows where you are …

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

So recently Google launched another cool little app that you works with your iGoogle page and can hook it up to your phone. Basically they figure out your location based upon your IP address and displays all of your contacts on a map for you to see. Kind fun … kinda scary.  In this picture, I’ve added Bebeth and her cousin, Will.

google-latitude

You can see that I now see where they are in the world (not that I didn’t already). So what’s this good for? Um … I’m not really sure. Maybe if you are chatting to me on your mobile phone and someone stole it I could track where they are … or maybe if you needed to follow someone, you could turn your google program on and slip your phone into their pocket … or maybe it’s just a way to waste time …