August 22, 2010

Twitter is place and location-aware

Chris AbrahamHere’s a little proof that Twitter is now not simply location aware, in terms of latitude and longitude or address, but is now place-aware.

I checked in to both of these places on Foursquare and Twitter recognized these places by name:

twitterLocationAwareness

Then, I decided to click on the Trader Joe’s, Falls Church link beside the little map marker, and lo! there was the following pop-up window, which is very much aware of not simply location anymore but they’re following the trend of Facebook Places and the other location-aware social networks by starting to connect to businesses:

traderjoes

Pretty interesting development — what do you think about this?

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  • Charlie

    Personally, I don't tweet via mobile devices much, but I think it's a pretty cool development. For instance, when I tweet “I love Vincent's Shop” people now can see that I am talking about my barber, without me having to search for their website to find the link before I tweet.
    Still I wonder who is going to be the first person to show how to block that feature. Just like places.

  • It's a cool development and only makes sense that they too will go the route of location awareness much like facebook places. I wonder at what point these features will turn people off.

  • george

    So many cool things happening in Location Awareness now. I really like this MIT project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6QH639A014