Thursday, Facebook introduced Nearby Friends to its mobile app for iPhone. The location based feature uses the geolocation technology in your phone to determine when you are close to one of your friends. When activated, the feature will send periodic notifications alerting you to friends who are nearby. No status update required.
Metro Detroit, being the big city that it is, may be a great place to try this new functionality out. That is, if anyone wants another location based social experience. The question is whether people need another way to share their location, while so many already use services like Foursquare.
Apparently, users will be able to share their location with others and see which friends are nearby. The feature is good for meet ups and users can decide how long their location will be shared. Facebook continues to add features that rekindle the idea that the social giant wants to be your only social Mecca, covering all social needs.
This update comes alongside an update to the Paper application that Facebook recently released and some newsfeed changes as well; which is par for the course because if there is one constant thing about Facebook, it is change.
How many of you think that Facebook still had the juice to become a one stop show for the social media generation?