Geolocation – Kickball, Checkin Mania and How To Survive

My latest Foursquare badge is the Playground badge.Geolocation applications and services are one of the most buzzed about trends in the social space right now. I currently check in on Foursquare, Gowalla and Yelp every place I go. (It’s a little ridiculous.)

“Geolocation is the identification of the real-world geographic location of an Internet-connected computer, mobile device, website visitor or other.” Source: Wikipedia

With the upheaval of geo options on the table, a number of third-parties are now trying to streamline and improve on user-experience leveraging existing APIs.

Some reads from early this week on geolocation:

In other random news of the week, Ricky Martin has come out of the closet and new iPhone rumors have me hopeful of replacing my cracked 3G model this June.