Which ‘geosocial’ site do college students prefer?

Students used Facebook Places most often at sporting events.

Social media “check-in” services that let students tell their online friends where they are haven’t yet taken hold among most college decision makers, but a West Virginia University (WVU) report shows where that school’s “geosocial” loyalties lie.

The website foursquare was used almost twice as often as Facebook Places, the geosocial program launched last year by the social media giant, according to research released by David Olsen, a WVU programmer who details the school’s education-technology initiatives on a blog called Mobile In Higher Ed.

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