Saturday, December 22, 2012

Facebook Launches ‘Nearby’

Where are you located - Nearby?

Well if you are wanting to know what is located nearby you, use the Facebook facility 'Nearby' to locates anything located in your vicinity.

So if you want to score online with your business locally, it’s important that you have activated you Facebook Business page, because if you don’t, your company will not be visible in Facebook Nearby, says Laurens Bianchi at Viral Blog.

What is Facebook Nearby then?
Facebook Nearby, a menu tab within Facebook’s mobile apps and websites, offers a tool for finding places, both nearby and across a larger area. It loads up recommendations first with venues that friends have visited, recommended or liked. With Facebook’s much bigger user base, that should provide a lot of signals over Foursquare, which has just 25 million registered users.


With Facebook massive reach, Nearby could become a serious competitor for other location based services such as Foursquare and Yelp. Foursquare has been using its more than 3 billion check-ins and other interactions to tune its Explore recommendation engine. That input helps Foursquare come up with more unique and personal suggestions.

Read more about it at: Viral Blog

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