Millions of people yesterday had to resort to verbal communication with friends and colleagues in addition to returning to actual, productive work as Twitter was down for several hours. We’re not sure, but this may have resulted in a slight, although temporary, uptick in the global economy.
Meanwhile, the techno-pundits are also all over the fact that the Twitter is moving into the geo-location business. Obviously they have to do this, given the popularity of rising social networking company Foursquare.
Now, I’m not a big geo-location guy. Maybe because that’s because I’m worried that if I tweet that I’m out of town, somebody will rob my house. Or maybe it’s just because I don’t want people to know where I am.
The Twitter blog notes that geolocation is especially timely with the World Cup. I’m trying to figure out this spin. You mean, you need the right technology tool to tell people in the office that you are blowing off work to watch the World Cup?
In the interest in geo-location disclosure: I will note to readers that I’m technically on vacation this week so updates will be sporadic, at best. Here’s a clue: At some point, I will be checking into a Broadway show, and possibly a beach on the Atlantic.