Facebook Location Feature: Will they get it right?

As we mentioned previously, the popular social-networking website Facebook is expected to announce its new location-based feature later today, at an event taking place at the Palo Alto Campus. This is something that Facebook has been promising for quite some time.

As reported by Jemima Kiss at guardian.co.uk, Facebook has been working on the location-based features for a fair few months now. Other location-based services such as Gowalla and Foursquare have seen a surge in use recently, and no doubt Facebook has acknowledged this.

There’s no denying that location-based services (LBS) is one of the hottest subjects in the world of technology right now and thanks to things such as improved GPS in mobiles, LBS is really picking up. The question though is whether or not Facebook will be able to get it right.

Adding auto-geotagging to photos and status updates from mobile phones looks probable, considering almost one-third of Facebook’s traffic is from mobiles. Location-based feature will more than likely be added to Facebook’s Platform for third-party developers as well.

You can read more about this story via guardian.co.uk.

  • http://twitter.com/garious1 Garious

    We'll see if Facebook's geo-location feature will be a huge hit… then, we'll have to see if the Feds will like it. Already up to their neck in privacy issues, I wonder if Facebook can live up to the promise of security with this new feature. So, in the meantime, I'll just sit and wait ( and learn ).