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Google Social Search Not Very Local Yet

October 26th, 2009 · 11 Comments

I just checked out Google’s new Social Search experiment.  The idea is that Google can index information from your social network and display relevant content in your search results.  For more detail read Danny Sullivan’s post on the launch.  Here’s Danny’s summary scenario on how the system could work: Google sees I have a friend [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Social Search · Local Search · Twitter

Twitter Location API: The Trojan Horse of Local Search?

August 20th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Twitter just announced it’s launching an API that will allow developers to add latitude & longitude to any tweet. There’s all sorts of funky services this could lead to such as a site that tracks the locations of Twitter spammers for people to drop nukes on and such (if they are dumb enough to opt [...]

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Tags: Local Search · Online Coupons · Online Maps · Twitter

PlacePop: YATLA (Yet Another Twitter Local App)

August 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Just caught up with Kent Lindstrom, founder of PlacePop and former CEO of Friendster, a new “lightweight” local search app that has a kind of Twittery feel to it.  The service encourages users to “share where you go with friends”, “see who else goes where you do” and follow activity that occurs at different places [...]

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Tags: iPhone Local · Twitter

Twitter Local Apps Review

August 10th, 2009 · 13 Comments

There has been a lot of digital ink spilled over Twitter’s local search implications.  Over the past few months several Twitter services have launched with a local angle.  I thought it would be interesting to get them all in one place and provide some details: Launched by the Praized Media guys, TwitArea is an add-on [...]

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Tags: Facebook · Local Search · Twitter · Yellow Pages · Yelp

Is Twitter A Better Source of Local News Than Google?

June 18th, 2009 · 15 Comments

I just experienced a small earthquake in Pleasanton, CA.  My first instinct was to search “Pleasanton earthquake” on Twitter.  Here were the results I got: I then did the same search on Google and found these results:

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Tags: Twitter