Posts Tagged ‘Location’
Take Your Twitter Efforts to the Next Level
You might think you’re being smart with your privacy by leaving the “location” field blank, but think again. New software has been developed that can discover your location based purely on the words you tweet.
UberMedia and Skyhook announced Wednesday that Twidroyd, the top Twitter app on the Android platform, would incorporate Skyhook’s location system to replace the Android’s native location software, and improve its location-based functionality.
Twitter expanded its location service, known as Twitter Places, by adding new location data. Announced on Twitter’s API Google Group, these changes will make it easier for developers to fine-tune their location-based offering, and allow users to choose more refined locations to add to their tweets.
While they’re hard at work, here’s a look at three new features we’d love to see added to Twitter in the new year – some of which they’ve hinted at, and others that we hear users clamoring for.