During the Good Ideas Salon in London in January, panelist and Dopplr founder Matt Jones told the audience that we shouldn’t be so concerned with ‘location’ when it comes to mobile technology, but more interested in ‘place’. The conversation has now sparked some detailed thought from Jones and he’s put it down in his blog. In the piece he wonders about the usefulness of location based services:

Location is a matter of routine. We’re in work, college, at home, at our corner shop, at our favourite pub. These patterns are worn into our personal maps of the city, and usually it’s the exceptions to it that we record, or share – a special excursion, or perhaps a unexpected diversion – pleasant or otherwise that we want to broadcast for companionship, or assistance.

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