“This means that the overall proportion of U.S. adults who get location-based information has almost doubled over that time period, from 23 percent in May 2011 to 41 percent in February 2012,” Pew found.
Pew did not break out which services people are using to “check in,” but mentioned Foursquare and Gowalla, which was purchased by Facebook last year and subsequently shut down.
Location-based services were big news last year, particularly after it was revealed that Apple was collecting a large amount of location data from iOS users. Cupertino said it was a bug and fixed the issue with a software update.
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