FriendFeed quietly rolled out a pretty cool new feature tonight. Now, when you update a service that has location information included in it, such as Brightkite, a Google Map image of your location will be placed below the update.
When I inquired about this new feature, FriendFeed co-found Bret Taylor wrote back in a thread:
“We just pushed that change out. Should show up for all entries that have geo information, including RSS feeds that use GeoRSS.”
You can see it in action for a blog entry that is geotagged here.
Clicking on these map images takes you to an actual Google Map with the location marked down. A subtle, yet nice addition to the service and one that should help move the adoption of location-based services forward a little bit more.
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