Businesses may soon be able to claim their location on Twitter Places. If (or when) the service goes live, it will provide a permanent URL for specific locations, along with a list of people who have recently tweeted from that location and their tweets, Mashable reported.
Only one place has been claimed so far: Twitter HQ (by @twitter):
Twitter’s official statement: “Claiming Twitter Places is not available at this time. We’re experimenting with a variety [sic] features. Allowing businesses to claim a Place is a natural thing to consider for the future.”
Twitter launched Places, which lets you tag your tweets with specific places, in June.
As TechCrunch noted, “Since the launch of Places five months ago, Twitter hasn’t done much in the geolocation space. Meanwhile, rivals Facebook and Google have been moving fast to build up and own their own Place databases. … Google, Facebook, and Foursquare all allow venue-owners to claim their places. And those that do get (or will get) analytics about their venues on those services.”