"In other words," writes Inside Facebook, "while Facebook does
want to do location, it does not appear to be trying to 'kill Foursquare,'
a formative location-based mobile game ... This is in contrast to some rumors that have until now been circulating about the company's location plans."
Meanwhile, Twitter is on the verge of launching its own geo-location features. The microblogging service already allows users of 3rd party
clients to attach their location info to tweets. On Tuesday, however, it briefly turned on the geo-location feature, according to TechCrunch -- a sure sign that it's on the way.
"Geolocation is quite a big deal for social networks, and an increasing number of services are starting to integrate it," writes PC World. "However, my concerns over the implications of millions of users publishing their location continuously still stand."
"With the rising popularity of Foursquare, Gowalla and other
location based 'services' it makes sense that Facebook be here," writes Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim blog. "In the bigger picture, however, this is likely to be more about taking on Google for local advertising dollars."