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Local Twitter

Today Twitter updated its API to enable applications like Oodle to geo-code tweets.    Now, when someone posts a local listing through Oodle we can help them share it on Twitter and automatically note where the listing is located.  This local context is key for enabling the discovery of local content (like classifieds listings) on Twitter.

For example,  I may use Oodle to sell my car.  When I do,  Oodle will automatically tweet my listing.   Prior to today, this helped me generate word-of-mouth referrals from my network (someone that follows me may want my car or know someone that does).  Now, anyone searching Twitter for a Prius for sale near Burlingame can easily find my tweet (and my listing).

3 Responses to “Local Twitter”

  1. November 20th, 2009 at 1:40 am

    craigoodle (craig donato) says:

    Great that Twitter is getting local. Enabling Oodle to do some cool things with local classifieds listings.

  2. November 20th, 2009 at 1:51 am

    JonathanNelson (Jonathan Nelson) says:

    time to get hyper local. twitter has enabled geolocation for developers (via @craigoodle) #in

  3. November 23rd, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Andy says:

    just started with this so far so good =)

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