Twitter has just announced the introduction of a GeoLocation API allowing for developers to narrow tweets down to specific locations.
Until now, the only locational aspect to a tweet was where the user said he/she was on their profile. Soon however, upon the launch of this new API, developers will be able to pinpoint the original location of a tweet. So whether you’re at a concert, in a particular city or want to track tweets about a particular event, the new API will make that possible.
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The potential here is enormous. Whether its to break news, stalk people, read reviews or merely to keep tabs of sentiment in your local area – this update is not to be taken lightly.
Twitter will soon release geolocation to platform developers before adding the feature to Twitter.com. So expect to see them incorporated into Tweetdeck & co. soon.