Be honest, I have not used any location-based Check-in service, either Foursquare or its Chinese likers for over 2 months. I don’t know why I should do the check-in, for social networking with strangers around you? No… sending a message to someone who used to be at the same location days ago does not seem an interesting idea; good discount offer? Maybe yes, but unfortunately we do not have many (especially in Chinese market), yet. I am a big fan of location-based service, but for that sort of simple check-in model, sorry I don’t feel it’s durable.

The Chinese check-in services, in general I would say it’s boring. But there are two exceptions so far, one is Jiepang’s NFC trial; another is the Weilingdi, Sina’s check-in service.

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Gang Lu

Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.