Create Buzz On Social Networking Sites: Location Based

Social Networking has become a very important part of not only the public, but business users as well. Sites such as Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter are becoming more popular – all thanks to the advancements in technology and how we all seem to embrace it.

For a company to know where a potential buyer is at any giving time is very valuable to a business, so Foursquare’s ability to allow users to check in their location is like a dream come true for them. They will then be able to offer them an advertisement for a product or a place that is very close to their location.

Location based software is all the buzz at the moment, but this would not be possible without one small device – your cell phone. Most devices hitting the market now come with location-based features installed; this is something that makes Foursquare possible.

The iPhone was the first smartphone that offered location-based features to the masses, but let us not forget that it all began back in 2000 – yes it is hard to believe. Dodgeball was one of the first to implement this new technology, but the world was not ready.

The latest phones all come with Internet in one shape or form, and the recent reports that states that 60% of U.S. mobile traffic is to social network sites is proof of that.

There have been a number of rumors that Yahoo wishes to buy Foursquare, but surly the social networking site needs a great business revenue first – integrating the service with businesses is seen as the most logical option.

The future of social networking is about to get a whole lot bigger, and we can say for certain that we are now ready to embrace it.

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