Location-based Services: The Hottest Segment in Social Media

Welcome to the world of location-based services. These applications are changing the way people experience everyday activities like shopping, eating, traveling, watching a movie or taking a picture.

Location-based services check-ins mapped

Location-based service strategies include any application that has the ability to share an individual’s physical location, in real-time, with his or her online social networks. Users are rewarded with badges, stickers or points — satisfying the need for self-accomplishment. Users can also be rewarded for their activity by companies and brands leveraging these services as another element of their marketing strategy. Among the most popular location-based services are foursquare, Gowalla and Yelp Check-ins. Add Facebook Places to the location buffet as well.

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