Location based social networking

I have been doing quite a bit of travel recently. Nights away from home are always more enjoyable with some company. In the last 2 weeks I have twice tweeted “anyone going to be in xxx this evening?” Back have come replies and plans have been made for drinks, meals and fun conversations.

No applications, no location features (just a place name) no new networks to join and sadly no revenue model or advertising share. Sort of simple and old fashioned I guess but it works.

So I ended up having fun evenings talking geo with Bob Barr and Bill Oates. Next time I am in their neck of the woods I might just skip the twitter stage and phone them.

Do we overcomplicate things because we can?

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