Everybody, calm down: Facebook is not getting rid of its location-based product, as has been reported elsewhere over the past few days. Rather, one year in, it is making some major changes to it. The new location-based features look less like a Foursquare wannabe and more like an all-inclusive product that better reflects the way users actually use Facebook.
The changes were laid out in a Facebook blog post explaining a bevy of new features on privacy and sharing.
Posted on July 29, 2011 by WebmasterWorld, HostMDS, via @mr_lbsLocation-based check-in service Foursquare and local deals site Groupon are partnering up to offer real-time daily deals, Foursquare confirmed today. Several deals have already gone live in Chicago, and deals all over the U.S. and Canada should be live by Sunday.
by Brian Anthony Hernandez, July 13th 2011, Mashable, via @CaraLeighIngram Foursquare checkins will now play a role in determining yourKlout score. The San Francisco-based startup has just added Foursquare to its scoring system, which already factors in Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to measure the online influence of social media users.