Location-Based Services/Games with Social Networking

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August 21, 2010 by huionn

Facebook’s 4 Big Rivals in Location-Based Technology – Foursquare, Gowalla, MyTown and Whrrl.

Their services seem similar, yet with key differentiators – MyTown is like virtual monopoly game, Whrrl emphasizes on group with similar interest, Gowalla focuses heavily on travel and awards and Foursquare is about exploring and sharing places among friends.

Seeing the booming of location-based services and games, I wonder what will the world become when people mix their virtual life with real life.

By the way, I think sense of belonging is one of the key factors in the success of social networking nowadays.


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