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No, you got Google in my peanut butter!
November 13, 2006 4:49 AM   Subscribe

You got chocolate in my Google! How do you make websites better? Simple. Like Peanut Butter Cups, you just take two things that rock and mash them together. It's cheap, effective...and really gaining steam. Here's one example, along with a list of a ton of others.
posted by PreacherTom (11 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cool. I sent Tim a text message using his Google location mashup page.
posted by davidmsc at 4:53 AM on November 13, 2006


I wonder how easy it would be to surreptitiously enable this on someone else's cell phone? Cheating spouses beware.
posted by itchylick at 5:13 AM on November 13, 2006


Sorry, I was speaking specifically about broadcasting your GPS position via cell phone.
posted by itchylick at 5:15 AM on November 13, 2006


itchylick - There are companies out there working on systems to do exactly that. I'm not sure how easy it is to activate it (I'm not working for that part of the project) but once it's up and running it's invisible. You don't even need one of the new GPS phones - the same systems are able to track using cell triangulation too.
posted by twine42 at 5:21 AM on November 13, 2006


Erm... not to imply that all companies that are doing so are aiming them at spouses...
posted by twine42 at 5:28 AM on November 13, 2006


No, they admit that they are aiming them at employees.

I'm glad I don't play that game anymore.
posted by PreacherTom at 5:36 AM on November 13, 2006


Previously seen here.
posted by IronLizard at 6:14 AM on November 13, 2006


"I wonder how easy it would be to surreptitiously enable this on someone else's cell phone?"

Well if you want a step-by-step guide...
posted by revgeorge at 6:15 AM on November 13, 2006


itchylick: I built a technology demo about 6 years back for Vodafone that did that (cell location not GPS, mappoint not google maps). We thought up a lot of pretty horrible scenarios while building it, so I was quite relieved that Vodafone wanted too much money per lookup for anyone to try to build an application on top of it.

Seems that, like everything silicon, it's getting cheaper, easier and more accurate. Transparent society ahead.
posted by Leon at 6:27 AM on November 13, 2006


Vodacom in South Africa (half owned by Vodafone) currently has a cellphone tracking service.
posted by PenDevil at 6:36 AM on November 13, 2006


As does Verizon Wireless...
posted by Samizdata at 11:59 AM on November 13, 2006


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