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Localist gets social networking deal with 8 universities

Localist Corp., a Baltimore-based social calendaring company, announced that eight universities, including Towson University, the University of Delaware at Newark and Georgetown University in Washington, have agreed to use its social networking services in place of their static online calendars.

This brings to 19 the number of universities that currently make use of the Localist platform on their campuses. In addition, Baltimore Collegetown, an organization designed to unite 14 area colleges and universities in the Baltimore metropolitan area, has also selected the Localist system.

The platform includes features such as Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare integration, and mobile access.