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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

All Signs Point to Better Location Info in Twitter

Silicon Alley Insider offers this evidence:

- The company hired Ryan Sarver, who left Skyhook Wireless.

- Twitter’s API lead Alex Payne reportedly said the company “would make other changes to support search, including adding location based info to each Tweet.”

The article goes on to review how location information is currently added to Twitter (oddly, no mention of Fire Eagle or Brightkite…) and what may be ahead (Loki, Quova). There’s also a suggestion, and I think this is a good one, that enhanced location information will make Twitter far more useful to potential paying business customers, where the company hopes to make some money.

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/02 at 08:44 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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