• http://www.sweetspotmarketing.com kevinpike

    FINALLY!! I thought I was the only one on the planet that thought this way.

    Your post on this topic is much better than mine, hope it gets the PR is deserves.

    -Kevin

  • http://www.twitter.com/simonbaptist simonbaptist

    @David, great post at trying to bring definition and further thought to an important aspect of the Local Social intersection.

    One comment around Localness and Timeliness.

    I don’t believe it has to be tied to my specific geo position and a specific time for real time search to be relevant.

    e.g. In your Use Case 3 – Say, it’s 5pm and you are in London, if you posted a status update on Twitter that was: Need to book dinner for 9pm tonight in Winchester

    It would be fair to suggest that a restaurant who is using Real Time Search over one who isn’t, has gained a competitive advantage to convert you into a potential customer.

    Then again, maybe I’m just sipping too much kool-aid.

  • http://www.brownbook.net David Ingram

    Hi Simon, hmm I take your point, that would make sense, but that’s not what people are generally thinking about when that talk about this, but yes that would be good. I wonder at what point ‘search’ becomes ‘discovery’ though? Making a status update like that I wouldn’t normally think of that as search. Hey, maybe its just semantics…

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  • JPB

    Hey Dave – it’s Boulder, CO (Colorado) – just sayin…

  • http://www.brownbook.net David Ingram

    Hi JPB, of course, duh-me, apologies to all those lovely residents of Boulder, CO that I just moved to the West Coast :), oops.