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Describes a variety of tools that allow users to record their physical location through social media or apps.Geolocation can be used in a number of different ways.  One common method is to annotate other social media platforms with location-based data. For example, Twitter allows you to record your location when you write a tweet.

There are also whole platforms or platform components designed entirely around geolocation, including FourSquare and Facebook.  These are platforms based around the...