Google latitude Google latitude Earlier this week google launched a new feature to their maps application called latitude.It basically allows you to share your location with mates. This is usually guest blog by brandon omohundro wkyt's webmaste Earlier this week google launched a new feature to their maps application called latitude.It basically allows you to share your location with relatives and friends. I'll tell the truth, my first reaction when i found out about it was,"Not a chance, no chance, not with luck"But it was in its final stages, my desire was piqued.Next thing i know i am adding the widget to my google homepage and constantly checking the available appointments of the iphone app. What changed my thoughts?I began to realize that location sharing might really be really helpful.As an example the other day my wife and i were having friends over for dinner.We were holding running behind and the food was ready.I felt bad calling to ask when on many occasions they'd arrive but we didn't want the food to get cold either.If we had had latitude i could have served my phone and known they were about 5 minutes away. Now i'm not a parent but i would imagine most parents, individuals parents who have just begrudgingly handed over the car keys to their 16 year olds, will be using latitude faster than you can say,"Buuuut father, The chances are endless: Avoid meeting at 2 restaurants with your name on opposite sides of town. Know when friends are away. (more here) Did children portrait member's plane land on time? Verify if your spouse is stuck in traffic/at Pandora Silver Beads the office. Keep tabs on an untrustworthy boyfriend or girlfriend(Can't wait figure Cheap Pandora Beads out this one on"Cheaters") As well as, not all of many are positive.We live in a more and more connected world and sometimes it would be nice just to go"Trip grid, how things go about when an employee takes a sick day to go out of town?Or that overly needy friend just occurs notice you are"In your neighborhood, Forgetting who can see where you live is sure to be a problem for some.Don't tell your wife you are catching up on some paper work at your workplace when your latitude enabled phone mysteriously shows up at the driving range.You may have some 'splainin to do. What someone complain about getting hurt or killed because a stalker can see where he or she is at all times?Google says they have taken precautions to prevent this by utilizing privacy controls.For the, privacy controls only work when used as it should be. I am using it now and plan to maintain the service but there'll be no more than about 5 people that i will allow to see this information.I would want to keep my exciting life of travelling between work and home somewhat of a mystery for others.
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