Twitter Tests A New Nearby Location Based Local Timeline

Twitter is testing out a new service called “Nearby”. The idea is that, if you let them know your location, you will be able to see tweets from those in the same geographic location as yourself, even if you’re not following them.

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Perhaps, in the example the WSJ gives on this, you’ll be able to find out why those three fire engines just raced past lit up? I have to admit that this idea rather interests me because it’s leading to the exact and total opposite of what I’ve always taken the social aspect of the internet (and of social media) to be. That being to free us from the geographic based interest groups that we find ourselves in and allows us to find people based on a commonality of interests rather than just location.

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