Location based social networking – opportunity or blind alley?

Some 2008 research predicted that location based mobile social networking will be a $3.3bn market by 2013. When I first saw this last year I was impressed at the apparent degree of accuracy in their prediction, I wonder how much they have revised their prediction over the last few months? 

The report was too expensive for me to subscribe so Luke Razell and I have done a little of our own research and blue-sky thinking. We will be reviewing the opportunity, current players and trends and discussing our thoughts, opinions and ideas at the BCS Geospatial SIG on Thursday evening. If you want to come along mail me through the blog and I will try to get you added to the guest list if there are any places left.