Twitter Turns On Opt-In GeoLocation Feature

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Twitter has just activated its GeoLocation feature which will let you opt-in whether you want your tweets to be tagged  with your current location.  The feature is carried not on your Twitter.com account but on third-party Twitter apps which will use the Geolocation API  released by Twitter.

If you’re using Twitter apps such as Birdfeed, Seesmic Web, Foursquare among others and those apps implemented Twitter’s GeoLocation API all your tweets will then be tagged with your current location. Seeismic has implemented geotagging features already. So if your using it as a desktop client for Twitter, you might want to check out how this geatagging feature goes.

So, what’s good about this feature? There’s plenty actually. For one, it could spark up more local conversations between you and your Twitter followers as well as the people you follow on Twitter. You can easily find out events that are happening in a nearby locality just by checking out your Twitter timeline. ReadWriteWeb has several suggestions and creative ideas, you might want to check them out.

You can enable geotagging on your Twitter account by going to the Settings, and selecting the enable geotagging option.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google, Ask.com, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
Arnold Zafra
  • http://www.mesrianilaw.com Rei

    This is a good feature, considering potential customers in your local area. Thanks for sharing this tip.

  • http://www.seo-doctor.co.uk/ SEO Doctor

    I have been using this type functionality with ubertwitter for blackberry – you can search for people taking about a specific topic withing 5 miles from you.

  • http://www.seo-dublin.com SEO Ireland

    This will be very beneficial especially for reaching people from your locality.

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    Not sure how this will effect those selling in a global market, will it be more difficult to rank well in foreign markets?

  • http://online-strategist.net/ Oscar Del Santo

    Thank you Arnold for this useful post.