Projeto canadense, em Toronto, permite aos usurios criar pontos de interesse e compartilha-los usando mapas para os mais diversos fins. O uso das midias locativas no PoiFriend, refora assim as dimenses comunitrias 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 theyll 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 elses 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 everyones favourite venues. What does want to become?

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

We believe weve 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. (…)”