Projeto canadense, em Toronto, permite aos usuários criar pontos de interesse e compartilha-los usando mapas para os mais diversos fins. O uso das midias locativas no PoiFriend, reforça assim as dimensões comunitárias e de visibilidade do lugar. Vejam detalhes no site.

Trechos do post do Digital Jorunal:

“(…) You sign up free and then start listing the locations that matter to you. Say you know about the best work-out gyms in Chicago. You add these venues to the category Health & Wellness and the sub-category Fitness & Exercise. By inputting the address and other relevant info, you add all the gyms you can think of and they’ll be sorted in a list and map. Anyone visiting your list can download the POIs to PCs or GPS-enabled devices. This function allows new residents to Chicago to find all the gyms you listed. also offers members the ability to comment on lists and to add their own POIs to someone else’s list. Think of the site as a community for GPS nerds or travelers looking for recommended locales.(…)

Digital Journal spoke with POIFriend co-founder Bill McLean to find out the main appeal behind a website full of everyone’s favourite venues. What does want to become?

Bill McLean: We want to create a point-of-interest community that’s all about connections people have with what’s important to them. When a POI becomes compelling to a person, it’s great to have an environment to share that with other people.

We believe we’ve created a website with the most enhanced ability to comment on and share and rate POIs. (…) What do our preferred locations tell us about ourselves?

McLean: You can share an aspect of yourself by allowing someone else to relate to your locale. Listing the places important to you is the highest level of expressing yourself, in my opinion. (…)”