Now imagine you’re Anastasia’s boss. Or, I should say, her ex boss – because what person in their right mind would keep her on after reading that update? (Not to mention Anastasia’s apparent illiteracy.)
WKWYD lets you mine Foursquare public check-ins, displaying Google Street View photos of various locations by longitude and latitude (but no street addresses). You can also install a Facebook app that reveals all the places you’ve checked into – or been checked in by other people – but the app reveals that information only to you.
The lesson here? The same one you’ve been hearing for a while now: You should think about maybe considering being a tad more circumspect with what you post online. As Facebook data becomes something that seemingly every company wants to mine and monetize, that message is more relevant than ever.
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