Twitter Location Sharing on Google Maps

Twitter tweet locations and Google Maps have linked up. Here is what you can expect if you are using it from your laptop or desktop.

Here’s what a Tweet looks like on Google Maps when you show your Twitter location.

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Enabling your Twitter location in Google Maps goes like this.

Step #1, opt in

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Click “Turn on location”

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In FireFox click the “Share location” button

I suggest not to check the “Rember for this site” button so you can choose to share your location for each online session rather than every time you Tweet.

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Now you will see where Your IP address finds you to be located

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Now on your Tweet you see the location link

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Clicking the Google logo will take you into Google maps to the area from where you Tweeted

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Here Ben Parsons of Mashable’s screen shot from his phone

Notice that Google Latitude is enabled on his phone, or so it looks. This may also be another application too, but it looks very much like Latitude to me.

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You can see this in action on my Chris Lang Twitter page

And you can see where Mashable and TechCrunch broke this story (yawn) but why bother, this set of screen shots tells you way more LOL!

Google+ Comments


  1. Posted March 13, 2010 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    This seems like the blogger that broke a different side to the story. Seems like he should get the credit!

  2. Posted March 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    This could be a good thing and this could be a bad thing. You have the option to share it or not, right? I mean there is something about having anyone know the street where you live.
    It is a crazy world right now.

  3. Eric Snyder
    Posted March 17, 2010 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Apparently this ONLY works for US locations. It doesn’t work in Canada.