Social networking and GPS let people remember favorite locations
GPS has made the world feel like a smaller place, and now the technology is bringing people together socially.
A recent article in Digital Journal describes a Web site that lets users dog-ear their favorite spots on a map.
POIfriend.com allows users to save their favorite locations on a map, and share them with friends. The POI, which stand for points of interest, can be plotted on the highly interactive site and then sorted by category.
Perhaps what’s most impressive is that, according to Digital Journal, “anyone visiting your list can download the POIs to PCs or GPS-enabled devices.”
A Zoomerang online poll found that 60 percent of women said they would feel better navigating roads with a GPS system. A Web site like POIfriend.com is engaging that sense of security. It’s like getting advice from a trusted girlfriend or guy friend via mapping technology.
At least 85,000 points of interest have been downloaded to the site since it first launched in October 2007, which proves someone out there is interested in locative social networking.