Msg#: 3976339 posted 1:59 pm on Aug 21, 2009 (gmt 0)
I think the potential for cool functionality here is massive, but so is the potential for location based spamming. Once you've tweeted from Leicester Square and had 50 local businesses follow you automatically and attempt to DM you you're going to get a bit fed up with it.
I hope that the cool stuff with businesses genuinely trying to engage with local consumers outweigh the inevitably spammy activity.
Msg#: 3976339 posted 2:16 pm on Aug 21, 2009 (gmt 0)
Oh, come now, do let's say a nuclear explosion! Wouldn't that be even more "interesting" than a mere earthquake? ;)
|It's easy to imagine how this might be interesting at an event like a concert or even something more dramatic like an earthquake. |
Kidding aside, I think it's kind of sad that the best they can say about this for an earthquake is that it would be "interesting." In a major earthquake, I'd like to think people were trying to help their family or neighbors instead of tweeting whose house has fallen down or what neighborhood is on fire...
Msg#: 3976339 posted 2:47 pm on Aug 21, 2009 (gmt 0)
I really like UberTwitter's feature of opting to include your location on a per-tweet basis.
I doubt I would turn my location on for ALL my tweets. I like my Twitter friends but I don't necessarily want them all knowing where I am ALL the time. :)
Msg#: 3976339 posted 2:56 pm on Aug 21, 2009 (gmt 0)
|I like my Twitter friends but I don't necessarily want them all knowing where I am ALL the time. |
I really don't want them knowing where I'm at period.
Oh wait a minute... I don't don't have any twitter friends...
Msg#: 3976339 posted 4:12 pm on Aug 21, 2009 (gmt 0)
Now I can find out the EXACT location of the uninteresting people who tweet all the inane details of their boring lives!
Msg#: 3976339 posted 4:40 pm on Aug 21, 2009 (gmt 0)
And you can out them when they lie:
Twit1: Hanging out at a high-end coffee shop, enjoying the sun with my peeps!
Twit2: No you're not- your location says you're at your mom's house.
Msg#: 3976339 posted 6:44 pm on Aug 21, 2009 (gmt 0)
Will the reverse work?
for example if I search by key words (in my biz line) for some reason among the results I got few twitts written in Cyrillic char.
Will we be able to define the region/State/Country from which we are looking for twitts (for me USA only)
Msg#: 3976339 posted 12:14 am on Aug 22, 2009 (gmt 0)
Twitter: now making it easier for burglars know when your not home.
Msg#: 3976339 posted 12:32 am on Aug 22, 2009 (gmt 0)
|I like my Twitter friends |
Who needs real friends? Am I right people?
At least wyweb is sane. I have nightmares about the whole world being mindless zombies, all twitting away and believing that people constantly want to know what they are doing every second of every day.
Msg#: 3976339 posted 7:30 pm on Aug 22, 2009 (gmt 0)
Twitter: now spin doctor friendly. Spit out a juicy bit of news embarrassing to some official and he/she WILL know where you are.
Msg#: 3976339 posted 6:57 pm on Aug 23, 2009 (gmt 0)
Soon everyone on earth will just be holed up, staring into machines as they twitter, thinking other people really care about the sad minutiae of their lives.
Msg#: 3976339 posted 5:23 pm on Aug 24, 2009 (gmt 0)
I hope they improve their adoption of Microformats before they launch the location-aware feature at Twitter.