Word of the Week: Check-in

Word of the Week: Check-in

By Word of the Week on January 21st, 2011

Check-in: In social media terms, a check-in is the act of letting all your friends and followers know where you are through a social networking service such as Foursquare that is equipped with geolocation capability. Foursqure integrates with Twitter so that a new tweet is sent out with each check-in, and Facebook has even gotten into the geolocation game with the recent addition of its “places” functionality. For the enthusiast looking to share his whereabouts with several different social networks, Footfeed is the perfect solution. This site allows users to spread their location across up to five different networks with one update. Of course, all these check-in tools are available in convenient smartphone apps, as well, for the user on the go.