It didn’t take long after the near-overnight success of Twitter for there to be new sites that have a similar goal in mind. Brightkite is a site that lets people know of your current location. By using a “check in” function you can let friends or colleagues know where you are. Obviously, this takes some remote capability, like an iPhone, or else there’s no way to update the site (until we’re all implanted with computer chips).
So what’s a “check in”? Users of Brightkite can either add an address of their current location or type in a keyphrase (like “Starbucks” along with a street) and the service is updated. Unfortunately, there are some problems with this, as it’s not entirely efficient to have to send a text message about location to a website in order to alert friends or colleagues. It would be much easier and more seamless if your location was updated via GPS tracking or other type of automated mobile tracking.
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