South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) is a technology conference here in Austin that draws geeks from all over the country. The co-founder of FourSquare called it "spring break for nerds," and it is the place where Twitter had its debut back in 2007. In fact, it is recognized as one of the best places to debut new software and technology because if the geeks love it, they will spread it.
A reporter at the NY Times writes, "Chances are good that if you know someone who swears by Twitter, thinks FourSquare is a great thing to have in the tool belt and has been talking a lot about something called Gowalla, they are in or near Austin right now." In fact, the NY Times has many reporters down here tweeting about the events. Apparently, the latest news from the tech scene is that applications that track and broadcast your geographic location to your friends are the hot trends this year.
Me and my friend Nate are indeed stalking each other with Google Latitude on our Android phones, and working on a location aware timesheet tool for our products.
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