Facebook’s Location Feature Gets Boost Through Acquisition of Ex-Googler Startup NextStop – Social Location Based Networking

Facebook will unveil its entry into the location-based social networking space someday and today’s acquisition of innovative trip-sharing service NextStop will undoubtedly influence what Facebook users eventually get to see.

NextStop was founded by a team of ex-Googlers and best-known for an HTML5 mobile web site that makes innovative use of location and Creative Commons media posted online about places.

NextStop.com’s trip-sharing service goal was to make it dramatically easier to discover great things to do anywhere in the world. They’re shutting
down as of September 1, 2010 to join forces with Facebook. Watch out Yelp & Foursquare, here comes Facebook pursuing hard and fast in the location based social networking space. I suppose this means yet another location based social media iphone / smartphone app to download and add to the clutter of Hootsuite, Gowalla, Foursquare, Yelp, Twitter and other social / location apps. Which is your present favorite location based app and why? We’ve been playing with Yelp lately while continuing to hang on to and liking Foursquare and Gowalla. Who’s going to buy Groupon and integrate it?