Friday, June 09, 2006


I've been traveling quite a bit this last week, neglecting the new blog along the way. However, I've had a chance to meet many new people and talk with them about CarbonCloud(tm). Folks seem to readily accept the basic tenets of peer-to-peer (P2P) frameworks for sharing location content, and have been providing some great advice on how to structure things.

For example, people seem to like groups as the basic unit for sharing experiences about places. They also like the structure that says once a group is formed by an administrator, users connect to it through invitation - the thought is that invitation-based groups increase the chances of developing a trusted network to share digital pictures, geospatial notes and location content.

However, one of the more advanced concepts of Location-based Social Networking(tm) is connectedness. In this instance, we're not talking about connectedness as one of the baseline assumptions of U.S. foreign policy, but rather a mix of the mathematical definition of connectedness combined with the assertion that people can connect with each other through shared experiences at common places.

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