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Are geo social networks about to take off?

Are geo social networks about to take off? | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
There’s a new trend in social networks and applications that seems to slightly miss the point of social networking overall. I’m talking about social networks based on location – not the likes of Foursquare, but applications whose communities are built on those people near you. This concept of a community based on geographical similarities and nothing else seems to misunderstand the motivators behind building up a community or networking with people because it relies on something circumstantial. Just because I’m near to someone, I don’t necessarily want to interact with them online or through mobile, yet there are many new applications emerging in this space, so is there some value in it?
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