Facebook, Twitter Ready Location-Based Features

Geolocation features will allow you to share your location when you post Facebook updates or tweets.

By Daniel Ionescu, PC World |  Internet, Facebook, Geolocation

Back in August, when Twitter enabled the opt-in API for geolocation, I gave three reasons why it is cool: you can get social recommendation from real people, relevant localized news, and find friends and cool people around you.

However, balancing this act is tough to follow, as I gave three reasons why you shouldn't use it: criminals are tweeting/reading Facebook statuses too, even more advertising in your face, and the lack of control over who actually sees your location.

To top it all up, Facebook doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to protecting users' privacy, and with a bit on mishap (happened to Google too, with Buzz), it could easily turn into a privacy nightmare.


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