Facebook Places Is "Pretty Boring" Says Foursquare Founder

Facebook has found a new critic in the co-founder of location-sharing service provider Foursquare.

Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley has criticised the social networking giant for lacking in imagination and innovation with its new service, Facebook Places.

Crowley has described Facebook’s latest venture, Places, as being boring and unexciting, the Telegraph has reported.

“I have now had a chance to play around with Facebook Places and it’s not that great or interesting. It’s a pretty boring service, with barely any incentives for users to keep coming back and telling their friends,” said Crowley in interview with the newspaper.

According to Crowley, Facebook Places, Foursquare’s new competition, has only one big advantage - and that is its huge 500 million user base.

Crowley has said that even though Facebook has taken the same path as Foursquare with its ’Places’, his team is brimming with confidence.

He said that his team are working on newer mechanics to keep the service as fresh and new as possible.