Twitter is letting you tag where you are in
taking over the world! You can now tag your location, for others to find you. Unless you’re not sure you want everyone to know where you’re hanging out.
The location tag has been part of Twitter’s API since last year, but it has limited to cities and areas. Now you can add actual venues. In an announcement yesterday (tied to users watching the World Cup) Twitter reveals:
We’re excited to announce Twitter Places on twitter.com and mobile.twitter.com. Starting today, you can tag Tweets with specific places, including all World Cup stadiums in South Africa, and create new Twitter Places. You can also click a Twitter Place within a Tweet to see recent Tweets from a particular location. Try it out during the next match—you will be able to see Tweets coming from the stadium.
Twitter Places ties in with both Foursquare and Gowalla for even more data – so, if you click on a location you will see standard Tweets and check-ins from those sites.
I’m curious to know … do you tweet your location and check in? I’m still a little creeped out by the idea myself, but see many of my Friends using it.