The Rise of Facebook Places
The web is on overload due to Facebook’s new service, Places. The now certain death to existing services like Foursquare and Gowalla now have a large monkey on their back.
As an occasional Foursquare user, I understand and enjoy the service. But I am extremely hesitant when it comes to Facebook. Facebook is on a scale that Foursquare could only dream of.
My Foursquare friends list consists of about a dozen or so people. My friends on Foursquare are real, living, breathing people who I have meant in person. Now compare that to my friends on Facebook, which include a slew of professional contacts, co-workers, college friends, family, and random friends.
I know most will understand my stance on this topic. The public is not ready for this huge release of our privacy on such a massive scale. At least I’m not, I’ll be sticking to Foursquare where I know my travel habits will only be shared with those I trust.
Please take a moment and watch the following video on how to disable facebook places on your account. Is your safety and privacy worth it?