So Long, Gowalla

Gowalla a location services social media platform is no more. Dwarfed by the giant that is Foursquare, Gowalla was a go service for travelers on the go. Just 3 months after Facebook acquired the service the doors of website and Austin base are closed. The website home page reads “Thank you for going out with Gowalla. It was a pleasure to journey with you around the world.” On a privacy note have no fear Facebook’s acquisition of Gowalla did not include user data, so those who did not delete their information don’t need to worry that Facebook has tracked their previous check-ins.

Gowalla was founded in 2009 and raised about $10 million in funding from Greylock Partners and various angel investors.

It was fun, you crazy kangaroo check-in service! You might be missed.

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