Because It's Not Bad Enough That You Tweet Your Every Move
I know, I'm guilty of it too. If I had anything worth stealing or wouldn't cut someone if they tried to fuck with me on the street after Foursquaring myself at Safeway, I'd be worried for my own safety. But you have to draw the line somewhere and I think this is it.
Take back your privacy, don't whore it out.
Facebook Inc. introduced a service that makes it easier for users to share their whereabouts with other people, making a deeper push into a fast-growing market pioneered by Foursquare Labs Inc.Like I'm one to talk but do you really want to be broadcasting your location to your Facebook friends you are trying to ignore?
The feature, called Places, is aimed at helping users of the social network find friends and disclose their own location, Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said yesterday. Places works with existing location-aware tools offered by Foursquare, as well as Gowalla Inc., Zuckerberg said.
Services that help Web users share their whereabouts and find nearby friends could generate as much as $4.1 billion in annual ad sales by 2015, according to Borrell Associates. The features can help marketers more easily target customers -- say, by reaching shoppers when they’re close to making a purchase. In the future, Facebook may include an advertising component to Places, Zuckerberg said at an event in Palo Alto, California.