Brightkite Blog - Lets be friends…but this time in the real world.

October 17th, 2007


All these “Face-Space” online social friend semantics have me confused and depressed. Are you really my friend? This is an annoyance that has plagued online social networks for sometime. My social network profiles are junked up with friends I’ll never have the opportunity to meet in real life. Out of my 300 or so online “friends” it can be whittled down to 2 dozen that I might see on a regular basis. So really I only have 2 dozen friends. A blow to my ego when put in those terms. That said, I am not very interested in “socializing” with people that I’ll never have the chance to meet in person. Additionally I’m not sure if I could deal emotionally if this happened again. ;)


Wouldn’t it be nice to have social community around the locations you frequent? To actually meet new people, not Facebook-to-Myspace, but face-to-face? MySpace has done a really good job of facilitating meaningless cyber friendships with unprecedented ease. Ironically, Facebook does not easily enable face-time with friends at all. At Brightkite we believe tangible community has a place around real-world locations.


Brightkite is a mobile location-based social network. Built on our Location Platform, Brightkite enables people to connect with the communities surrounding physical locations. By empowering people with a mobile profile, Brightkite enables location-based community and friendships to exist on the fly. Discover and explore social communities around your favorite venue, restaurant, park etc… Explore who is there, who was there, what they are saying, photos are posting, etc. Brightkite is creating mobile social communities based on where you are, and who you are.




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Posted by Brady Becker at 8:57 PM in Brightkite, Placestreaming, Product Comments (1)



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Joie · 449 weeks ago

You know you guys really have potentials. Keep it up.



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