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Windows 7: Facebook launches "Places," geo-location service that's both cool and

19 Aug 2010   #1
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 
Facebook launches "Places," geo-location service that's both cool and

Facebook launches "Places," geo-location service that's both cool and creepy

Quote:
It was perhaps the worst kept secret since, well, Apple’s iPhone 4. Facebook today is announcing a new feature, called Places, that allows users to share their locations with friends - and allows their friends to be updated in real-time.
The goal, of course, is to take the virtual relationships that we’ve recreated with old friends on Facebook and bring them into the physical world, too. And, if you really start to look beyond that, you can imagine the interaction you might have with local businesses who will know that you’re in the area - and might want to entice you into their businesses with a coupon or some other promotion.
More: Facebook launches "Places," geo-location service that's both cool and creepy | ZDNet
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19 Aug 2010   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Major issue with this is with Facebook's wonderful security record, it will probably turn into a service for burglars - if they know you're at the pub with the wife - they know there's no-one home
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19 Aug 2010   #3
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

This could also work to the benifit of the police.

Burglar2010 says "Sweet just found an awesome house to rob. will post pics"
Posted on tuesday 10 people liked this
Catattack replied "sweet. franky was wondering about that debt. Glad to see you walking still"
Franky replied "Wheres my money foo?"

See and then the police will know where he is going.... and try to find "Franky"
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19 Aug 2010   #4
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I am still waiting for them to go paid subscriptions
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19 Aug 2010   #5
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtRider View Post
I am still waiting for them to go paid subscriptions
You mean you would have to pay to use facebook? No way,they would lose money that way.
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19 Aug 2010   #6
maceman

 

Works only in the USA at the moment
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19 Aug 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtRider View Post
I am still waiting for them to go paid subscriptions
I think a ton of people would immediately leave. They like it, but they wouldn't pay for it.
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19 Aug 2010   #8
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Users' real-time location being posted to the Internet?

...Are they insane?
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19 Aug 2010   #9
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Users' real-time location being posted to the Internet?

...Are they insane?
This isn't a new concept by any means

Foursquare and Gowalla come to mind
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19 Aug 2010   #10
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Users' real-time location being posted to the Internet?

...Are they insane?
This isn't a new concept by any means

Foursquare and Gowalla come to mind
It's still insane ... I really can't imagine who would be comfortable with this.
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