If You Tweet it, They Will Come… to Your House
According to PhysOrg.com, Twitter is adding a new function that will enable users to see the exact location of where tweets are coming from.
“We’re gearing up to launch a new feature which makes Twitter truly location-aware,” Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said in a message posted Thursday at the San Francisco-based Internet firm’s website.
“A new API (application programming interface) will allow developers to add latitude and longitude to any tweet.”
Accurate “tweet-level” location data would let people switch from tracking messages based on individuals or topics to following microblogging by neighborhood or city, according to Stone.
“It’s easy to imagine how this might be interesting in an event like a concert or something more dramatic like an earthquake,” Stone wrote.
So, people are going to tweet about completely inane things even more, and I’m going to care even less. On the plus side, next time Ashton Kutcher tweets about his trips to the grocery store I can hunt him down and kill him have him sign me an autograph.
The idea is cool in theory (and by cool I mean creepy), but I think we all know what this “location-aware” feature is going to be reduced to:
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