A Side Effect of Using Location in Tweets; Credibility
I noticed in a Wall Street Journal Tweet that they included location, which of course was the WSJ headquarters. My reaction? That it further legitimized the Tweet, showing that it emanated from the real HQ, not some random place. As you can see in the exchange below, another Twitterer, Josh Chandler, suggested that reporters could turn on location from where they send Tweets as well (a little map showing a reporter is actually in Kabul – or wherever – adds a whole new flavor of authenticity, doesn’t it?).
I guess you’ll never know where geo-location will actually stumble on to a practical use. sometimes it’s just the little things.
Josh Chandler’s Input:
@DougH - I don't think it really matters whether location is turned on. I guess @WSJ could use it for "Reporters On The Scene" tweets.