Twitter to Unveil Geolocation Feature

november 9, 2009  10:22 am
The new feature, which Twitter hopes to roll out in the next few weeks, will allow mobile phone users to include precise locations -- via GPS -- with each tweet they send. On the other end, users will be able to limit their searches to messages from any particular location, which could help news organizations that are trying to curate local tweets. "Proximity can be this proxy for relevance," Twitter's Ryan Sarver tells the New York Times. "We are about delivering the right information to the right people."