With the popularity of geolocation, mobile search, iphone/Andrioid apps, local advertising, location information is playing an important role in social media today. We have started sharing our location information on the web and via mobile devices through a number of services -- FireEagle, Brightkite, twitter, loopt, dopplr, Whrrl, geohash, citysense -- just to name a few. (phew!)
The "Second International Workshop on Location and the Web (LocWeb 2009)" to be held in conjunction with CHI 2009 (Boston, MA) looks like a very interesting venue to discuss ideas and research related to this topic.
From the CFP
Position Paper Submission Deadline: October 23, 2008
The goal of the Second International Workshop on Location and the Web
(LocWeb 2009) is to bring together researchers to discuss the ways in which
location as a first-class concept in Web services and Web applications will
transform the Web into a location-aware information system. We are
particularly interested in how location concepts can be shared across
applications to provide adequate support for an evolving ecosystem of
location-aware services and applications.
This event has been updated in the Social Media events calendar.