search cancel – A Social Site That Lets You Follow Places

You’ve got Twitter for following celebrities, and people you’re not really friends with but who could play an important role in your life such as colleagues and recruiters. You’ve got Facebook for following those who’re your best friends with. And you’ve got Pinterest for following topics. All you need now is a service for following these places you are attached to, and you’ll have all your real life interests covered online. And you know what? That’s what Mapinterest is all about. It’s a platform that lets you put videos, photos and check-ins on a worldwide map, and have them shared with everybody else.


Photos are culled both from Instagram and Pinterest, videos from YouTube, and check-ins from Facebook Places. Mapinterest works by linking all these services together, and it lets you start posting media just by signing in with your Facebook or Twitter account.

All the videos, images and links that you share go live instantly, ands people can both comment on what you’ve shared, and begin following your posts. The site actually features a newsfeed that makes it easy to see what people who are near (or who live in the country you’ve always dreamed of visiting) are sharing:

As you can see, following a person or a place is as simple as clicking a button. And this turns Mapinterest into a great tool for these times you’re traveling with friends, and your group splits in two or three. Mapinterest makes it dead easy to know what each of you is doing, message each other and work out a possible reunion point at some future destination.


Some things that should be addressed? Well, when I tried Mapinterest out, it seemed to work much better on Firefox than on Chrome. And a mobile app would be an all-too obvious addition, specially when you think that the people who could use Mapinterest more keenly are the ones who’re traveling far away from home. Since I know how passionate Mapinterest’s founder Marcus Reimold is about technology, I wouldn’t be surprised if pretty soon we could download a Mapinterest application for our mobiles.


Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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