aug 21

Location, Location, Location

Twitter to Add Location. Was wondering how this would ultimately be executed. It's at the API level and users can opt in to add location metadata. The teaser:

For example, with accurate, tweet-level location data you could switch from reading the tweets of accounts you follow to reading tweets from anyone in your neighborhood or city -- whether you follow them or not.

Techcrunch adds:

Just imagine if a service like Foursquare was able to send your actual location to Twitter alongside the name of the place you are at. That would save the people who follow you on Twitter but don't use Foursquare the hassle of looking up the location of the place you are at if they want to meet up with you.

1 comment

That's great! I'm using Twitter to scope out a city I'm thinking of moving to (Brooklyn Center, MN) by searching tweets for the city name and using to find tweeters, but I think search only picks up folks using uberTwitter.

(Most of the tweets I've seen in the last few months have been "anyone know about the cops at X corner?" or "just heard gunshots at Y intersection"--not good PR, Brooklyn Center.)

posted by Jerad at 2:14 PM on August 21, 2009

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