I was asked to supply some comment for New Media Knowledge a few weeks ago about the imminent launch of Facebook Places.
I really hope that it doesn’t sound the death knell for FourSquare (I’m not bovved about Gowalla). While my usage of FS has probably been gradually on the decline over the past month or two, there is definitely something really nice about it and I’d hate to see it get swallowed before it’s properly able to work out how it will monetise itself. I think I’m probably also slightly resistant to the idea of broadcasting my whereabouts in my Facebook feed – my FB friends haven’t opted in be continually updated about my whereabouts, whereas my FS friends have. I think checking in using Places might start to make me feel like I’m spamming everyone.