I just added a new recipe on IFTTT that sends me a message whenever someone sends a tweet within a specified radius. They bill it as a neighborhood tweet watch but it could obviously be used to watch for tweets within any area or place. Right now it used a simple point-and-radius geofence but presumably that could be extended into any sort of bounding box.
I mentioned that I’d added this and got a number of responses including a comment from Arjun Ram that suggested that IFTTT’s geo strategy is better than Twitter’s. It raises the question of whether Twitter does in fact have a geo strategy and why they’ve been so slow in doing anything in that area. Continue reading IFTTT has a better geo strategy than Twitter