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August 20, 2008

Pownce Wants You to Show Your Location

Pownce wants you to share your location with Fire Eagle, a Yahoo service that just recently got integrated with Pownce. Fire Eagle is a geotagging service, so your content will be tagged with the location. Give it a go if you will, you’ll need to be logged in to get started though.

On a different note, Pownce gives every pro user who signed up during the first year another 3 months for free, as a thank you. Fair enough, but I still feel that the feature boost for non-paying users is more of an issue, and I won’t be going pro again when my subscription runs out, there is just no incentive to convince me otherwise.

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August 13, 2008

Blogger: Do You Want to Share Your Location?

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Yahoo geo-location platform, Fire Eagle, has been launched to the public. Developers can now easily include positional data in their applications. For bloggers and social network users, that means you will easily be able to update your physical location.

Since March, Six Apart users have been using this functionality.

I love blogging. Even micro-blogging has won me over. But I’m still not sold that my network of peeps really need to know when I’m crossing country lines.

I’m curious to hear from fellow bloggers. Do you think geo-tagging adds an important dimension to your blog? Do you think it’s creepy? Could you care less?

It should be noted that Fire Eagle allows you to disable tracking at any time. In fact, you can even lie about your location.

You can expect to see the opportunity to post your positional data more frequently in the coming months. Are you in?

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