This week for OMG/JK, the show on TechCrunch TV that I do with fellow writer Jason Kincaid, we decided to switch things up a bit. Because there was a major announcement, Facebook Places, that we both covered, we decided to devote the entire show to that one topic. Yes, it’s a little longer than usual (about 20 minutes), but I think the conversation is pretty interesting and dynamic.
Obviously, we talk about what Facebook’s entry into the location space means for all the other players that are already there — namely, Foursquare, Gowalla, Google, and Twitter. Are Foursquare and Gowalla dead? Are Google and Twitter screwed? Has Facebook already screwed up the privacy aspect of this? Watch us debate it above.
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Here are some relevant links for the show this week:
- Stalkers. Creeps. Weirdos. Terror. Welcome To Location, Facebook
- The Facebook Effect: Foursquare Had Its Most Signups Ever Today
- Facebook’s Apple-Like Places Promo [Video]
- Facebook Wants Advertisers To Help Build Out Its Directory of Places
- Facebook Has Been Working On This Location Feature For 8 Months
- Watch Out Foursquare, Facebook is Poised To Dominate Geo
- Facebook Places Goes Live On The iPhone. Check-In While It’s Hot (If You Can)
- Facebook Partnering With Gowalla And Foursquare For Places
- New Facebook Places Logo Is A “4.” In A Square. Yeah.
- Facebook Places Coming To The iPhone App Tonight. Check-Ins With Friend Tagging