Gowalla Connects With Politics

Austin-based Gowalla, which develops location based check-in services, said this week that it has opened up a the Events feature of the site to politicians. According to Gowalla, the feature will allow candidates to educate voters and stay connected. The firm suggested that users will be able to follow their favorite politicians on Gowalla to learn where they are on the campaign trail, to see images and comments from other people, and more. So far, the feature is being used by Charlie Crist (I-FL), Rick Perry (R-TX) and Jim Ward (R-AZ).