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Tonight Facebook Rolled out a new service for the U.S called Facebook Places. So what is Facebook Places?
Facebook places is a Gps location based service available to the Facebook IPhone Application or you can access Places from touch.facebook.com if your browser supports HTML 5 and geolocation. This service allows you to share your location with your friends on Facebook. Once you start using the application you can see a variety of places near your location that you can “check in” thus letting your friends know where you are hanging out. In time, you will be able to see all your friend’s history in that place once you “check in”.
The service is Facebook’s response to the uprising of location aware services on the web, services like Gowalla, and Foursqure. With this new service, Facebook is delivering the user a new social experience that gives the the ability to make stories. Since their launch of the Photos and Videos platform, this new service has the potential of enabling any Facebook user to generate new engaging content. A story now is not only made out of words, photos videos and text, now it can be dynamic. It now has the potential of moving with you. Since any place you visit will develop a history, each time you’ll visit it, you’ll never know what you’ll find.