Twitter Uses GPS Location to Track Tweets


Following the new trend in location-based updates as seen on Facebook and Foursquare, Twitter has just released its own version of location sharing: Twitter Places. With this feature you can share your location information when you tweet and even look up locations to see tweets in your area.

There are many useful applications for a feature like this because you are able to tune into the tweets from a specific location, like tweets from a  stadium during a sporting event. Or you can figure out who’s out and about in the same places you are.


But there are also security concern that comes with this new feature. As written about in an earlier article, people can check up on your tweets and see exactly when you are not home or on vacation, and use that time to break into your home. With the upgraded location feature, seeing when you are away from your home is now easier then ever, making Twitter Places a great tool for any burglar or thief. That said, it just requires being extra vigilant when tweeting about your whereabouts.

(Via Twitter)

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