Want a tech job? Be an expert in geolocation
"Geolocation" is a word still not recognized by Microsoft Word (I'm still getting the red squiggly spell check line) but it may be where the jobs are. Tech Crunch reports on claims from the freelance tech job site Freelancer.com that jobs for geolocation are spiking sharply, up 909% from the first quarter to the second quarter of 2010. Also on the rise, jobs for freelancers who know their way around the new HTML5 standard. Weirdly, Google Buzz was being asked for too, up 126%. It's not hard to tell that geolocation is booming, given the increasing popularity of Foursquare and major inroads being contemplated by Twitter and Facebook, but it helps to look at statistics.