Earlier this week, Mashable reported that Facebook may announce its own geo-location feature today. I don’t use Foursquare much (other than to follow how it affects clients), and I don’t think I’d change my behavior if Facebook started allowing check-ins. But at least one commenter to the Mashable post summed up how the new feature might prove to be a tipping point of sorts for geolocation: “I don’t use FourSquare or any other geo-social app,” he said, “but I would totally consider it if it was all integrated into Facebook.”
I think the bigger issue for Foursquare isn’t getting people to start using its service: it’s keeping people interested if they can check-in on Facebook. That, along with other problems cited by TechCrunch yesterday, might result in Foursquare users checking out in droves.
If you currently use Foursquare, Gowalla, or another site, why do you “check in?” And if you don’t, would you consider doing so if it were available on Facebook?