Exciting news for Facebookers. It seems the importance of “where” has finally been realised on the world’s biggest social media platform. Geography has made it to the big time. Real-time location updates are now part of Facebook!!!
Facebook has announced that their new application, aptly called Facebook Places, will allow users who are carrying their smartphones to be able to “check in” to real-world locations such as pubs, parks and concerts.
“What’s on your mind” is no longer the only question Facebook will ask its 500 million active users. Now, it will ask “Where are you?” so users can let their “friends” know their location.
This means that Facebook’s 500 million users will be actively pushed to consider their location and be able to update the world on where they are at any given time. Continue reading