With Facebook Places, Serendipitous Interactions with Friends Will Increase

As location-based checkin services have gained steam amongst early adopters over the last couple of years, many users have discovered that they can lead to serendipitous interactions between friends that wouldn’t otherwise have occurred. For instance, if you’re at a coffee shop, and a friend checks in at a store nearby, it might be a good opportunity to walk over and chat for a minute to catch up, or maybe grab lunch together.