Interactive MIT campus map
A new application from the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology enables anyone with an "mit.edu" address to track friends' whereabouts on campus.
Similar to an instant-messaging application, iFind users must issue reciprocal invitations to be added to each others' buddy lists. The real-time mapping and messaging application was released on Wednesday.
iFind is expected to be very popular among MIT students, according to iFind software architect François Proulx. Upon releasing the software for free download on Wednesday, about five people downloaded iFind every five minutes.
That was a lot for the MIT community, according to Proulx, especially considering that it had not yet been announced in the school newspaper.
Text by Candace Lombardi, staff writer, CNET News.com
December 14, 2006 11:21 AM PST
Photo by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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