Monday, September 6, 2010

Oh the "Places" you'll go...

Facebook recently came out with a new add-on for their website that they have called "Places". It is a geo-location service that you can log on and it will tell everyone on their news feed where you are and what you are doing there. You can use it to check in on certain hotspots like who is at a local coffee shop or you can use it to check on co-workers and keep track of employees. Some people are really excited about it and they think it is a new and necessary way to stay even more connected than we already are.
On the other hand there is an equal number of people that are very uspet about it. Even if they chose to not take part in the service, their friends can still tag them at a location and it updates on their profile. The biggest thing is that people are complaining about privacy issues. If this is the technology that we are seeing come into society right now then what does the future hold? I have a very bad feeling that privacy as we know it today will be something of the past.

If you would like to read the CNN article click here.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this on my newsfeed, but didn't really know what it is about. It sounds pretty creepy.