Jimmy Buffet has it right:

It’s these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
With all of our running and all of our cunning
If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane

Very recently I got married to the love of my life in sunny, quirky, historic St. Augustine.  A few of our close friends came to share the weekend and it was the most incredible time!!

Since we were staying in different places and had lots of free time, it was a little bit of a challenge to coordinate activities, such as dinner time and place. We used a combination of Foursquare, texting, and (God-forbid!) actual phone calls to communicate, but when we all sat down to dinner on Sunday night we figured out that Google’s free “Latitude” may well be the app we use in the future for such ventures.

For those who eschew Foursquare, Latitude offers complete privacy.  You can designate a tiny group of close friends whom you know you’d love to see in another city, and they can “friend” you on there. As long as everybody’s updating, you can see how close or far others are.

How much fun would it be to stay in touch with a specific, possibly private group of friends via social media?  Lots!! But let’s not tell the boss, OK?

So now it’s your turn:

Would you use a system like Latitude to keep in touch with your friends? What’s your experience with trying to keep in touch with friends while you’re both out of town?  Do you like Jimmy Buffet? 😉 Please scroll down to the comments box and share what you think!


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