Expanding on my initial post regarding the latest from Bing Maps (Beta)… a cool addition to the toolset with Bing is the ability to map Twitter Tweets, this thanks to the development of the Twitter Geolocation API and the resulting geo-enabled third party apps.
first, to enable the viewing of your Twitter map, see the legend area in the Lower left of the Bing Maps page. If you mouse-over the icons you’ll notice to the far right there appears an orange arrow displaying a mouse-over tip “see map apps”. If you click that arrow you’ll be presented with a number of add-on apps the likes of restaurant finder, urban murals (I love this one), traffic, webcams, Twitter maps and many more. Select Twitter maps – if you are currently logged into Twitter you should see Twitter icons appearing in locations where you posted Geo-located Tweets… you actually may be Geo-locating your Tweets without knowing it! For me, I immediately noticed tweets that I posted using third-party, geo-enabled Twitter connected apps (Brightkite, foursquare, Flook and others). This is truly a fun service that is integrated with Bing Maps and could be another one of those “Google Killer” tools that users will love!
Notice on the map icons appear where I posted Tweets – above is a posting made via foursquare on iPhone
A full listing is providing showing all geo-tweets