The Long Arm of the Cell Phone

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Cell phones are becoming increasingly sophisticated tracking devices popular in social networking circles. Business Week reports.” By now, anyone with a Net connection is familiar with social networking sites such as MySpace.com The only name that may score higher on the buzz-o-meter is presidential hopeful Barack Obama.But the momentum has really just begun. Site operators are linking their services to cell phones, enabling users to stay in constant touch without booting up a PC. Social networking has “become so incredibly viral,” says MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe, “it makes all the sense in the world to port this to a mobile device.Now more cell services are incorporating location-based satellite technology and maps, making all kinds of social applications possible.”

textually.org: The Long Arm of the Cell Phone

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