Plazes is a great site. I strongly recommend it for people on the move. When I first learnt about Plazes I thought that it would particularily complementary with FON. When I got in touch with Felix Petersen, Plazes co founder, I realized it really was. And it is because of this that FON and Plazes have signed an agreement to work together. Foneros who want to will appear in Plazes. Plazes users will be able to use Plazes to find FON´s hotspots, at least during the part of our history when they will need to be found. Moreover, I have accepted to be on Plazes´ advisory board and Felix in ours. I am disclosing this so the WSJ does not give me a hard time for blogging that Plazes is great while I am on their board. But hey, I thought Plazes was great before joining their board…that does count?

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Pablo Baqués on February 18, 2006  · 

man! you are asking for T-R-O-U-B-L-E…


“I’m loving it”

(but no, no, I am not in the McDonald’s board)

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Cem Dalgic on February 18, 2006  · 

Martin, how does Plazes track and control if an accesspoint is online? You´ll see the results after you´ve made a search by country and city.

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Martín Varsavsky on February 18, 2006  · 

#2 Cem Dalgic,

Access points are generally always on line. Very, very rarely do people turn off their routers.


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Jan Michael Hess on February 19, 2006  · 

Congratulations for this partnership. Advisory Board Member Swapping is fun – plazing fon fans, too.

It makes a lot of sense to include hotspot information into information tagged locations. Being a fonero and soon-to-be-more-active plazer in Berlin I will do it myself very soon.

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