Sep9 | 2011
categories: In The News | tags: , , , , ,

Location location location

Photo from Flickr by: caseorganicThere’s an interesting story from CNET that states that over a quarter of U.S. adults use location-based services. The story sites a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Some findings include:

  • 28 percent of cell owners use their phones for directions or recommendations based on their current location.
  • 9 percent of Internet users configure social-media services (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn) so that their locations are automatically included in their posts on those services.
  • 5 percent of cell phone owners check in to locations using geosocial services such as Foursquare or Gowalla.

I have an account for us on Foursqure, but I don’t get out much. I expect I’ll be using it heavily when we’re at CES in Vegas next year.

Do you use location-based services? Which ones are your favorite? How do YOU use them?

 Photo from Flickr by: caseorganic

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