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Meebo Joins "Check-In" Trend
With Foursquare, you get to check-in at places around the globe, exotic or otherwise. You get to inform your friends, earn badges, and possible mayorship if you check-in to a particular location often enough. Whilst the app was designed to track such visits, there are others which monitor your online footprint instead. In other words, you check-in to websites, instead reporting to fancy coffee joints. Well, Meebo's latest inclusion does just that.
TechCrunch - With the rise of Foursquare, the “check-in” has become fairly commonplace. With the launch of Places, Facebook will only make it more so. It shouldn’t be surprising that we’re seeing dozens of other startups spring up to do check-ins for FILL-IN-THE-BLANK. Media check-ins were a pretty obvious extension. But now we’re seeing a number of companies pop up that are doing check-ins for websites. A couple of these, Badgeville and OneTrueFan, launched in September at TechCrunch Disrupt. Now they’re about to get some very big competition: Meebo.
Understandably, the Meebo Minibar, a new browser extension, will be made available for Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer come Tuesday. There's no official word for Opera so far. To find out more, please click here.