Thursday, October 20, 2011
Location-Based Services With Friends Could Be Fun - If You Avoid All A Sense of Creepiness From The Service Providers
I wish I had this when I was in high school. Checking in, broadcasting my locations to my friends, find out where my friends are, and generally socializing with them over our mobile devices. I think I was sociable enough when in high school and college that I could get a kick out of this.
I started thinking about this when I was using Find My Friends and Latitude with Dave the Mobile Sage, my brother, and a couple of other friends. It was fun because I trust these folks. And when my mom gets her updated iPad 2 next week, she'll be able to check up on her adult children to know that they are safe. Mom are that way and always will be.
Obviously, there are times when you don't want people to know where you are at all times so you can hide from them if you like. The settings for both of Apple and Google's services are easy enough. What you kinda have to worry about is if you forget to play with the settings.
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