Find Blogs Near You With WordPress.com’s New Geotagging Function

At the moment, it is definitely a boom time for social networking especially through online base on the increasingly massive publicity and development in blogging platform such as WordPress and social sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Social networking golden era?

Nowadays, rather just through conventional meet-up in convention and forums which can be restricted to certain extent, we can now expand further our social circle to a way bigger extent – geographically and industry wise.

This is definitely a great time for WordPress bloggers as we can easily get partner for our latest project and gain support for our WordPress blog through the massive increase in online audience.

To improve the ‘expansion of social circle’ process, more services have started to bring new perspective into online networking. They have started to combine the element of offline networking into their services such as Twitter with its plan to attach location to every tweet.

Through this rather just sitting in front of our computer and spend hours to ‘expand our networking’, this new approach offer closer and better way of networking as we can know in person about others who we are to make friends and partners with. There will be no various nicknames that anyone can hide behind – it will be more clean and transparent.

Will WordPress follow this new trend?

To follow the increasingly popular trend on this new approach, WordPress has also taken steps to bring the offline networking element for WordPress bloggers. WordPress now have brought in new update to WordPress.com users as WordPress bloggers who use the free blogging service, will have the option to of identify your location.

This new feature is only an option for those who want to share the place where are they blogging from. The map that will appear with your post will use Google Map.

To enter your location, you can do it manually by entering in your exact location’s address and simply use the auto detect function which you then can manually adjust it then to show more accurate location.

WordPress.com Geo Tagging

Manually enter your address

Auto Detect Function

Auto detect function

Adjust the auto detect location

Adjust the auto detect location

What have WordPress plan out?

WordPress development team has also planned to develop and bring in more features into the new geo tagging function.

Building on this platform, we’ll gradually roll out more geotagging features, such as showing the location of your commentators, the location of poll votes, a live map view of blog updates on WordPress.com, or an annual report showing you where your posts were written and where your comments came from — kind of a blogger’s version of the Dopplr annual travel report.

In order to compliment this new function and make use this function to the other end – our blog readers, WordPress.com will soon launch a Geo Search feature that will allow people to find your posts based on their locations. How great is that, right?

You can head to the Geotagging support page to know more about this new function.

How about you?

What do you think about this new function? Have you make use of this function? Does it works great?

I would love to hear it from you.

15 Responses to Find Blogs Near You With WordPress.com’s New Geotagging Function

  1. Ariff says:

    With geotagging feature I guess this could help people who live in large housing communities.

    Take for instance the housing community in USJ, Subang Jaya. Something bad happen in USJ3 and somebody who lives around there blogged about it. With just by words of mouth, I don’t think people in USJ12 could hear about that incident.But let’s say, through geotagging this USJ12 guy founds out about other bloggers in Subang Jaya area, and stumble upon the news that the USJ3 guy wrote on his blog, this could increase awareness. So this guy in USJ12 would later on talk about it with his nearby neighbors and the news would spread.

    just my 2 cents.

  2. This tools surely help us to hang out with our near neighborhood blogger.

  3. Matt says:

    That’s really cool. Geotagging is both scary and wonderfully useful at the same time. Networking on the internet can quickly turn into networking in real life, which is excellent.

  4. Nigel says:

    WordPress is excellent, but Web 2.0 sites like Weebly really help also and are excellent SEO tools.

  5. I just want to say, Good article , thanx for all the great posts!

  6. Mike says:

    That is good. That way we can learn more about local events and things that are not covered by mass media. And maybe even meet a few of our neighbors

  7. ariff says:

    Russians on wordpress? In my area? Nah~ I’d rather not meet this people and I don’t think they know what WordPress is.

  8. Mike says:

    This is pretty cool. Too bad the first one you mentioned is only for wordpress.com. The other one doesnt seem to be taking off too fast.

  9. Kushal Chap says:

    This would be great to hang out with new bloggers. make be they will think I am weird. Oh well, its wortha try.

  10. Kushal Chap says:

    I know I wish it did too.

  11. Kushal Chap says:

    Lol. they may know more than you think

  12. Kushal Chap says:

    But there is always limits with those kinds of service.

  13. Kushal Chap says:

    How is it scary ??

  14. Mike says:

    I think it may be scary to some because of stalkers now knowing that you live right next door to them.

  15. Mike says:

    oh well maybe they’ll create it for our platform later.

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