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Facebook users will now see a “Suggest Edits” link in the top right of the info tab for Places pages.
There’s a fun and charming story on Advertising Age about a woman and her friends having a fun and charming dinner together.
At the moment Facebook Places is only available in the United States. Or to put that another way, it’s only available to IP addresses associated with the United States.
As we noted a couple days ago, the video Facebook made to explain their new Places feature was a bit Apple-esque .
As we noted nearly a month ago now, Facebook has acquired social activity and ‘check-in’ service provider Hot Potato for about $10 million in cash . Facebook, fresh from announcing its entry into the location game ( our ongoing coverage ), and Hot Potato this morning confirmed the acquisition, which is clearly a move by the social networking juggernaut to bring in more talent rather than expanding its product line. In a blog post, Hot Potato writes:
The countdown is officially on for the big Facebook location backlash. How long will it be? One week?
Earlier today we had a bit of a fire-drill at TechCrunch Headquarters.
As we heard tonight, Facebook has officially launched Places, the social network’s location-based platform.
Yesterday during their Places event, Facebook showed a video highlighting the thoughts of the team of developers who actually built the functionality.
Let’s just pretend for a second that Facebook Places aka Facesquare is a charitable attempt on Facebook’s part to quell check-in fatigue by making nice with Foursquare , Gowalla, Booyah and Yelp (and not another attempt by Facebook to turn the world into this ).
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Updated: After careful consideration, I’m retracting my B and replacing it with a C-, penalizing Facebook for superfluous complexity and a lack of transparency.
We’re sitting here in the waiting room at Facebook waiting for the supposed location event to start. Facebook won’t say officially what the event is about, but it seems like everyone knows .
If you hate the idea of Facebook gaining a location element, you’re really going to hate this. It’s awesome.
We’re at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, where the social network is finally unveiling its much-anticipated location feature, which will be called Places . We’ve already published the first screenshots of the new feature, but we’re about to get the full rundown on how it works and who Facebook is partnering with.