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This is the June 17 2010 edition of Who's Blogging What, a newsletter that closely monitors 1,100 top web marketing blogs for online professionals involved in social media, search marketing, email, user experience and web analytics. Subscribers are updated with highlights and useful new links every Thursday. If you would like to be kept up to date you may enter your email address in the box at the right.

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Twitter rushes ahead in the local race


Twitter used the World Cup as a global backdrop to unveil new local context functionality for Tweets this week. Search Engine Land provided a good rundown of the new 'Twitter Places' and looked at the longer term potential of adding location based services to Twitter's strength of real time status updates. HubSpot also saw the potential for Twitter to challenge Google Places and listed steps that businesses should take to address what could be an important first impression.

Sticking with their familiar business model, Twitter is opening up the new functionality to 3rd party developers and even to potential competitors. The official announcement spelled out Foursquare and Gowalla integration. Econsultancy summarized a timely session at TWTRCON NY where panelists including Dennis Crowley of Foursquare discussed the updated local landscape. GigaOM compared the functionality of three major LBS startups.

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