Check It Out | Facebook Places Gaining Critical Mass

Facebook Places just started last July, but the service continues to gain momentum in the face of incredibly tough competition. 1 out of every 5 smartphone users checked in with a location based service this past March.

What kind check-in patterns are you going to see among your friends on Facebook as the service really starts to take shape? The answers aren’t all there yet, but some of the statistics are already startling.

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Check It Out | Facebook Places Gaining Critical Mass – All Facebook

Location Based Services | Foursquare vs. Facebook Places

Location based services are among the strongest mobile marketing tools. They encourage tons of free word of mouth (the best kind of) recommendations and customer loyalty that’s just plain hard to ignore.

So, if you’re going to choose between the two front-runners, which is it going to be? Weigh the pros and cons of each in a balanced, comprehensive comparison designed to help you choose.

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Location-Based Services: Foursquare vs. Facebook Places – SocialMedia Examiner