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Twitter Tests 'Nearby' Tweets
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SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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12/24/2013 | 2:43:24 AM
Re : Twitter Tests 'Nearby' Tweets
@ Laurianne, Advertising itself can be very useful to users. Well, it is useful for users on paper at least as touted by the advertisers that they want to make life easy.Location based advertising makes greater sense than general advertising. That is more concerned to users than general advertising. It gives users chance to avail themselves of good deals.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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12/24/2013 | 2:43:16 AM
Re : Twitter Tests 'Nearby' Tweets
Thank you for sharing this article and taking the pains to pinpoint the exact security settings. I am also of the view that privacy should not be a concern with Nearby because of its voluntary nature. Unlike some other apps, users have the liberty to opt out if they want to. What's better about it is that it is not opted in by default as is the case with other apps.
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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12/17/2013 | 6:56:08 AM
Re: User benefits?
Interesting, I am assuming that a day will come when a customer turns backs after reaching a restaurant's front door and reads a tweet "been waiting for 20 minutes to get a table" or "the food was cold!" I guess the age of live reviews is upon us.
Thomas Claburn
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12/16/2013 | 3:41:10 PM
Re: Would you use it?
"Nearby tweets" seems like a longer way to say "shouting."
Kristin Burnham
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12/16/2013 | 1:27:04 PM
Re: User benefits?
I can see it being similar to Foursquare: So-and-so was just at X restaurant and had a great meal. Store Y is having a big sale. That sort of thing. Sure there'd be some noise, but I'd check out the feed in those "in between" moments like waiting in line, on the train, etc.
Kristin Burnham
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12/16/2013 | 1:24:14 PM
Would you use it?
I like the idea of this feature and can see it being useful for situations like a widespread power outage  or a big backup on the highway. Because Twitter only requires that you enable the feature -- and not necessarily append a location tag for every tweet -- I think people would be willing to use it. Would you find this feature useful? Do you hope Twitter rolls it out to everyone?
Ariella
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Ariella,
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12/16/2013 | 1:24:11 PM
Re: User benefits?
@Laurianne I suppose they think that perhaps you'd want to connect with them based on common location -- that is if you also find their tweets of interest.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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12/16/2013 | 1:16:34 PM
User benefits?
I get that location based advertising makes sense here. But what is in it for the user? If I am in Boston's North End, why do I want to see tweets from other people who are there at same time? Except in the case of an emergency.


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