Check-in favorite Gowalla today confirmed reports that it'd been purchased by Facebook. It'll continue to operate through January, and the service will offer you an option to export your Gowalla data. It also stresses that Facebook is acquiring the service, not the user data Gowalla's collected over the past two years.

Source: Gowalla

There are 7 comments

MedioGringo says:

What's a Gowalla?

El Jefe says:

It's the mutant offspring of a Gorilla & Koala.

cgardnervt says:

Check-in type system. Something FB sorta already has. Yelp and 4 square do the same thing as well. I happen to like Yelp for check-ins.

Magellan says:

Gowalla, the My Space of Social Networking.

Wtf iS a check in?

jeffreytz says:

So, it's just dead? Crazy. Should have known something was up when the ability to have Gowalla check you into Foursquare simultaneously suddenly "broke" and was going to be fixed in a future update.

Oh well I guess that means I can stop checking in on both Gowalla and Foursquare, even though I liked Gowalla's badges for posting on Facebook a lot more than those little map icons Foursquare uses. Needed to consolidate on a single app anyway.

ChillFactorz says:

another app gone, due to Facebook, ala Beluga and the likes