June 26, 2012

Facebook's Location Tracking

I stumbled on this news article today about Facebook: 


What do you think of the idea of knowing which Facebook users are nearby? Could this be useful for finding new friends and looking up new contacts? Or does it cross a line in terms of privacy?  

I really don't care to know which Facebook users are nearby. I don't make new contacts or friends as a result of facebook. I add new contacts or friends as a result of living my life.

Facebook Check-In accomplishes what is necessary in terms of sharing with my friends. I really don't care to share that information with people I don't know and would prefer it if Facebook would leave those options with each individual user. 

As I was thinking about this potential "Location Tracking" option I immediately began to consider the fact that I may have to log out of facebook on my mobile device all together if they decide to move forward with this new "idea." 

I currently use Facebook Check-In because I have control over who sees my check-ins. My husband and I have had some pretty cool experiences as a result of checking-in to places. If I don't want people to know where I'm at I don't check in. 

My facebook page is not open to the public and I'd kinda like to keep it that way...ya know? What do you think? 


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