March 4, 2019
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Last August was when Twitter first announced it would offer geocoded tweets. With it, user locations are tied to their updates. That feature was rolled out in November. Two months later comes word that it's getting very little use. TheNextWeb reports that less than one-fourth of one percent of all tweets are geo-tagged. For every 430 messages that pass through Twitter, only one has a location--very, very few. Why? Read on for a few potential ideas.
Take a look at the mashups that we publish on ProgrammableWeb and you can easily find services that will show you where you can see beautiful things. Maps that show the origin of photos from Instagram (Gramfeed) are becoming more and more popular. You can also find services that will tell you where you can taste great wine (AmericanWineryGuide). Today however, we will highlight a mapping service that focuses on where you can hear different sounds. I present to you, the Sound of the City API.
Location information sharing has become a quick and easy way for people to effortlessly let friends or family know where they, where to meet or even how far away they are from a particular destination. For those with an ever-increasing mobile lifestyle, this kind of functionality can prove to be quite useful. Glympse is one of these location information tools that uses a dynamic map to update a user's whereabouts in real time. Glympse also provides the Glympse API that may be interesting to developers who want to include real time location sharing in their applications or websites.