A Map of One

7:30 AM -- I signed up for the Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Latitude mobile location tracking service this weekend, after T-Mobile US Inc. pumped out the latest software update for the G1 phone. (See No Cupcake for You!)

I was hoping to give a full run-down on the software's features and how well the application works. Unfortunately, that won't be possible yet, since I'm currently the only person I know who is actually using the service.

Where's Dan? Yes, I watched my own discombobulated headshot floating 'round Brooklyn all weekend. None of my so-called "friends" accepted my invitation to join the system, however, and you can't track anyone unless they accept your invite. This, I suppose, may alleviate some of the privacy fears around the application.

What I can tell you is that tracking is pretty accurate. It was either spot-on or one or two blocks away. This means I now know where I am, oh, at least 35 or 40 percent of the time, but I still have no idea where anyone else is.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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