Surely there has to be prior art for Proximity-Based Social Networking?

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Even PocketTweet on my windows mobile phone has the basic feature set for Proximity-Based Social Networking, I can’t understand how this could be granted a patent? Something is broken if Apple have been awarded this…

Author: Ianforrester

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