Joshua Redstone - Menlo Park CA,
Eyal Michael Sharon - San Francisco CA,
Srinivasa P. Narayanan - San Francisco CA,
Facebook Inc. - Menlo Park CA
707724, 707706, 707722, 707758, 706 14, 706 45, 4554561
In one embodiment, a user of a social networking system requests to check in a place near the user's current location. The social networking system generates a list of places near the user's current location, ranks the places in the list of places near the user's current location by a distance between each place and the user's current location, as well as activity of the user and the user's social contacts for each place, and returns the ranked list to the user.