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Cellphones know where buddies roam

GPS technology aiding social lives

Shannon Bullard (center) and her boyfriend, Russ Sweetser, both of Brookline, mingled at a bar in Boston on Thursday. Bullard uses a form of mobile socializing that is evolving rapidly.
By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / December 3, 2006

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When Shannon Bullard wants to hang out, she doesn't call her friends. She uses her phone as a beacon to broadcast a quick text message about her location: "@ MFA," she reports, when she's not dancing on Lansdowne Street or relaxing at home in Brookline. (Full article: 1114 words)

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