Gowalla hooks up with CNN's iReport

By Paul Balcerak 

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Gowalla users will soon be able to upload stories from their app directly to CNN’s iReport.

From CNN:

Gowalla has added a new ‘CNN iReport’ option to its ‘Highlights’ feature, which invites users to tell a story about places that are special to them. When Gowalla Passport Holders add a CNN iReport highlight, the message will be automatically uploaded to CNN iReport. Via Gowalla, users can also share their CNN iReport highlights on other social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Gowalla, for those who don’t know, is a smaller, rival service to Foursquare. In December, Gowalla rolled out a feature to let users broadcast their Gowalla check-ins to Foursquare, essentially offering a one-stop shop for fans of location-based check-ins.

I haven’t seen the feature show up on my Gowalla iPhone app just yet, but I’ll update this post when I do to talk functionality.