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Google Earth Social Network

Avi Bar-Zeev at Reality Prime speculates on what kind of social network / 3D network Google might create in Google Earth (see post below). Avi is a co-founder of Keyhole and maker of Earthviewer which later became Google Earth, so he has some insight into the potential of the software.

Avi makes the interesting point that 3D social networks will probably centre around the concept of a 'home' in the virtual world, which will be your anchor point to tie all your social links together. He believes this falls outside Google Earth's main mission to represent the 'real world'.

However Google may create a separate fictional world from the ground up, "that would fit with the theme of Google Earth, Mars, Moon, and Sky. It’s just one more set of data to visualize."

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