Friday, August 28, 2009

Twitter adding location sharing features

Twitter announced its plans to introduce location sharing to users' tweets, launching a new API enabling developers to add latitude and longitude to any post. According to the microblogging giant, location sharing promises to add new context to each tweet--for example, Twitter users could switch from reading the tweets of accounts they already follow to reading tweets from accountholders in their neighborhood or city, expanding the platform's relevance as users look to share information on local events ranging from concerts to natural disasters.

Twitter will initially release the new geolocation API to its developer partners. Most of the mobile applications people use and love are built by Twitter platform developers.

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