Twitter Launches “Places” Feature with Foursquare Integration

Must Read

Darkest Before Dawn: Can India Survive Its Worst Ever Recession?

Bolt your doors, batter down your hatches, brace yourselves. Recession is about to make landfall.

WeWork Valuation: $2.9 Billion, Way Below Than Estimated $47 Billion 6 Month Ago

If you are thinking it is some kind of clickbait, you are highly mistaken. The debate on...

Is Bill Gates Developing Covid-19 Vaccine To Track Billions Of Users Worldwide?

Bill Gates is once again at the centre stage of controversy related to novel Coronavirus.

After months of rumors and hinting, Twitter is ready to unveil its new and major foray into the world of geolocation: Twitter Places.

This feature will highlight tweets around a given location. Starting now, Twitter.com desktop and mobile users can tag their tweets with existing Twitter Places and add new Twitter Places, too.

Twitter Places can be explored and will reveal a list of recent, public tweets from that location. Twitter will also show you nearby locations and points of interest, including restaurants and shops.

Advertisements

Twitter Places will be integrated with Foursquare() and Gowalla(), as well. ” Location is a key component of these tweets, so we worked closely with both companies to associate a Twitter Place with Tweets generated by these services,” wrote Twitter geo head Othman Laraki today on the company blog(). Location data will also work with more browsers, including Safari and Internet Explorer.

Here’s what it looks like from the web interface:

Twitter is also releasing an API that will allow developers to play with Twitter Places in their third-party apps; we expect details and some interesting discussions will pop up in Twitter’s API Announcements group soon.

“Over the next week, we will roll this out to users in 65 countries around the world,” Laraki continued, “so keep an eye out for the ‘Add your location’ link below the tweet box.” Users of Twitter’s official smartphone apps can also expect upcoming integrations of Twitter Places.

If you’d like to stay up-to-the-minute on Twitter Places, you can follow @geo on the microblogging service.

Advertisements

Twitter first announced its geolocation API back in March, and Evan Williams announced at the Chirp conference in April that the company would soon be launching a Points of Interest feature.

What’s your opinion of this feature so far: Fun and useful, or just more noise?

Image Credit:  tsevis

Info Credit:  Jolie O’Dell

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Uber India Layoffs 25% Workforce Citing Tough Market Conditions

After laying off thousands of employees in the US, Uber is scaling down its operations in India...

Apple is Being Evil For 1.5 Billion iPhone, iPad Users Worldwide

Last year when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was accused of recording everything that iPhone users were talking through Siri, the company was quick...

Is Bill Gates Developing Covid-19 Vaccine To Track Billions Of Users Worldwide?

Bill Gates is once again at the centre stage of controversy related to novel Coronavirus. Battling falsehood and paranoid...

Darkest Before Dawn: Can India Survive Its Worst Ever Recession?

Bolt your doors, batter down your hatches, brace yourselves. Recession is about to make landfall. According to Goldman Sachs, a...

Crisis Of Trust: The Glue Between Brands, Customers And Employees!

The COVID-19 crisis, which shows no sign of stopping any time soon, has left no life untouched in terms of impact. It...

WeWork Valuation: $2.9 Billion, Way Below Than Estimated $47 Billion 6 Month Ago

If you are thinking it is some kind of clickbait, you are highly mistaken. The debate on the valuation of WeWork once...

In-Depth: Dprime

Facebook Shops: Looking Beyond Ad Dollars!

Amid this global pandemic, when companies are struggling to find new verticals to pivot towards in order to maintain their revenue and...

Facebook Fake Accounts: The Inevitable Battle That May Last Forever!

For all social media platforms, battling with the growing number of scammers, hackers and all other kinds of malicious users have become...

YouTube Should Have Bid Adieu To Dislike Button Much Earlier?

Online video sharing platform YouTube can be a ruthless place for content creators targeted by 'dislike mobs'. And the site owners totally understand that...

More Articles Like This