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I meant to blog this on Saturday. I could have gone to a pool party using Facebook and Google Maps.

That’s what the Guardian says teens in the UK are doing. Uninvited. The meetup, or “dipping,” is coordinated using Google Maps to find outdoor swimming pools and Facebook (or other social networking services like Bebo) to set place and time; typically late night.

“Those involved in the ‘dipping’ sessions often wear fancy dress costumes, and are told to ‘bring a bike’ so they can make a quick escape,” according to the Guardian.

Illegal, because the teens trespass, dipping does sound like fun, and it’s another innovative use of Google Maps and Facebook. Now, if only teens would be motivated to use the same tools to clean up a city park or feed the homeless.

Marketing pic lifted from UK pool sales site.

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