Twitter Promotes Location Feature As Facebook Prepares To Launch Their Own Version

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Twitter officially launched their location feature back in March, but today the company began actively promoting location and gave users the option of turning on the feature. This is a relatively big deal for a number of reasons but most significant is that Twitter is having users opt-in to sharing their location, not forcing it upon users as Facebook has done with their “Instant Personalization” program.

While we’d expect Facebook to let users optionally share their location information, Twitter’s decision to have users explicitly turn on the location feature should be cheered by privacy advocates.

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