Facebook and Foursquare at war?

Well, not really but Facebook has launched their new Facebook Places… trying to create a product that could become a leader in geolocal-applications. Foursquare stands on its own as the most popular or most heard of geolocation based application…however their biggest problem is Facebook’s size… over 500 million users. Foursquare must do something big and fast to compete with Facebook. So what’s next for the original pioneer in geolocation based application? What are you going to do Foursquare?

Do you really have to do anything?

Facebook has the tendency to copy sites that have early success in different ventures including Foursquare and Twitter. I remember back in the day of the Lacy household… my mother would always tell me that people loved you if they copied you. Truthfully, I haven’t figured out whether or not she was right… but Foursquare must be doing something right in the world of social media.

Imitation is flattery… technically.

Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare, recently shared with Mashable his opinion of the two services:

“Facebook is about sharing experiences that you’ve had. Foursquare is more about the present tense and the future tense.”

I appreciate his opinion but it is truly how the user interacts with the application… not what the CEO’s opinion is of the competition.

What do you think? Where are you loyal? Do you even care?