Twitter teams with Foursquare to bring you smarter geotagging



We’ve been always a little bit disappointed about how the Twitter makes use of location. Fortunately it seems that guys at Twitter are aware that you can do much more with it. Yesterday the social network announced a partnership with Foursquare. Twitter users will soon be able to specify and tag locations pulled from Foursquare’s database.

Of course today Twitter allows you to geotagg your tweets but it does it the simple way. It uses your smartphone’s positioning sensors to detect your coordinates and it gives you an option to select a geographic area where you’re currently at. The lowest you can get is a city/district name. With the new feature users will be able to tap the location button to get a list of nearby places suggested from Foursquares database. This option will allow you to pin point your position to a specific location e.g. a bar, or a store.

“One swallow doesn’t make a summer” but definitely its a good way to go!

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.