Facebook, moving on the lines of Foursquare, has added a unique feature to its page called Facebook Places, an effort to foray into the places your friends would be visiting, which is amazing indeed.
The feature may be fascinating for many to enrich their knowledge about their friends and family, but at the same time, it is bugging for some others. The survey conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project showcased that only 5% of the young internet users accessed such services. But, Facebook Places could increase this number.
Having a look at how the Facebook Places works and ensures privacy; there would be many services that won’t disclose the location of your visit or stay in an illegitimate way. For such a facility, one would require a smartphone with GPS or other geo locating competencies. One can start using Facebook Places by installing a free application on their devices.
In comparison with Foursquare, which also offers gaming facility, Facebook Places would not be that unique, as Facebook users already share most of the information with their friends. But, broadcasting too much personal information can be vulnerable.
Responding to the move taken by Facebook, Foursquare's Founder, Dennis Crowley showed no concern.
He said, "It's difficult to build services that are supposed to scale to you know 30, 50, 100 million users right off the bat, because they got to be kind of tailored down”.