Archive for August, 2010

Facebook Places and Locle on News at 9

The launch of Facebook Places, which uses manual location check-in similar to FourSquare, Gowalla and BrightKite, prompted coverage of Locle by Irish broadcaster RTE on the national news. Locle co-Founder, Pieter Oonk explains the joys of location based social networking to mothers across the nation.

The usual concerns about privacy are raised, but “you don’t have to turn the feature on”.

For Locle, Facebook Places cements the split in the location-based apps sector between game-play manual checkins (Facebook Places, FourSquare) on the one side and serendipity through automagical trackMe (Google Latitude, Locle) on the other.

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