Oct 4, 2011

Twitter plans to hyper-localize content discovery: Will it hurt the service?
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Social Media

Via Scoop.itinternetbillboards

While trying to decide what seat I should use on public transportation this weekend, I joked about the “next big thing” in location-based check ins — that is, foursquare at its most atomic unit: Checking into seats on buses or cubicles in the office, etc. Apparently, I am not the only person with hyper-localization on the brain as Twitter has hinted towards making moves to aggregate content discovery through micro-location as well.

A recent article by NYMag discussed the science of tweets, pointing out how difficult this content-discovery aggregation process would actually be for a service like Twitter. For one, users aren’t clearly labeled or categorized on the platform — barring what they might list in their actual bios, anyhow — making it difficult for Twitter to create thematic lists for these individuals aside from what is user-generated. Hashtags also serve as a sort of last-minute content discovery tool, but are a relatively primitive hack that some users still have trouble grasping.
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