In peer-to-peer Location-based Social Networking (tm), Groups are the basic unit for sharing experiences about places. Groups usually form to share experiences over particular areas - like a weekend tour of
Once a Group is formed, people connect to it through invitation - the thought is that invitation-based Groups increase the chances of developing a trusted network to share digital pictures, notes and location content.
Once the Group is online and active it connects people who want to get connected, and develops over time as more location content is shared from one peer in the CarbonCloud to another.
In a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, experiences can even be shared within a Group as they are occurring - opening up the potential for Group-based "live" situational updates from emergency workers, roving travelogues from friends on vacation, simple Group-based tours of a Digital Community and many other modes of sharing content in the peer-to-peer network.
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