Twitter has big plans.
Much like other social networking giants including MySpace, which allows users to search for friends or individuals with similar interests in their neck of the woods, Twitter plans to introduce geolocation awareness to tweets.
In a nutshell, Twitter users can search for tweets from account holders in their particular community or city as a means to share information on local matters.
“There will likely be many use cases we haven’t even thought of yet which is part of what makes this so exciting,” says Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.
Stone says that, for now, the location feature will be disabled by default.
Initially, Twitter will release the new geolocation API to its developer partners.
“Most of the mobile applications people use an love are built by Twitter platform developers,” Stone notes.
Stone further alludes that Twitter is also in the early stages of introducing commercial accounts which will offer premium services to business users like analytics and other advanced promotional or marketing tools.