Twitter is testing a feature that would show users tweets from the surrounding area, All Things D reports, opening up new ways for the company to surface local information and advertising.
As described by All Things D, the feature would highlight relevant tweets from nearby Twitter accounts whether or not a user was following them. Sporting events, concerts, and other big gatherings could all be made more interesting with an easy to see what fellow fans were tweeting about. Location already helps determine which tweets are shown on Twitter’s Discover tab; the new feature could show up on the main timeline.
Tweetie was doing this in 2009
Twitter’s latest push into local discovery reportedly came about during its recent Hack Week. But…