Now, will you stop broadcasting ‘where you are’?

20 thoughts on “Now, will you stop broadcasting ‘where you are’?”

  1. i like This {I am still not worried about my status updates when I say “heading to office” on Facebook because Bangladeshi robbers are still not smart enough to track Facebook status and then rob.}. I also carefully choose my Facebook friends. Thank’s For your Post.


    1. Thanks for your comment. We here in Bangladesh are still kind of safe with Facebook status updates until the local burglars learn from the foreign ones and upgrade their system of burglary. :D


    1. There is no point, actually, Even I myself often share with my friends where I am heading to. But I don’t know why I do that. In fact, we all need to be more careful with what we do in social networking websites. Just because those sites are virtual, we can’t be sure that they will not affect our real life.


  2. Thanks for your comments on my Blog! I agree that Facebook has become a security risk for FAR too many who don’t even know how much information is being made available through playing games and posting information on their profiles.

    What bothers me MOST is the DIFFICULT effort and number of settings that have to be looked at to turn off a service like Places that I never wanted in the first place! I think Facebook needs to take a page from Firefox and Chrome and make such add-ons extensions that they offer for download rather than setting EVERYONE up to participate or allow participation!


    1. Even a guy like me, who is all day working around technology and writing news and reviews about social media and technology events, gets confused with all these settings. Now imagine what a regular person who doesn’t have much complex knowledge about technology will feel with these settings. It’s damn hard to manage. And this Place thing, some say it’s cool but I don’t think it is.


  3. You are exactly right on with this. I stopped using Facebook because of some of these issues. I decided that I really don’t want everyone to know where I am, what I am doing. There really is no reason for everyone to know what I’m up to ;), unless for some reason I want them to know. If that is the case, I am more likely to just send a message directly to them.


    1. Thanks for your comment. Take a look at your last post and you’ll find my comment there. Where and why will I go to your blog if you don’t publish anything new? :?


  4. Brilliant post, great that you included that pleaserobme website to add context. There have been so many debates on geographic location tagging devices, and the invasion of privacy, but this is a fresh take. Personally, I try to be honest online, so I will sometimes update with what I am doing, but never when there’s any risk of it negatively impacting me, and I always keep my locations hidden when my iPhone prompts me to ‘Allow’ it to detect my location. It’s so important to have privacy for safety, even when you’re honest online and choose friends carefully.

    With regard to your comment on my post: I relate with what you said about staying honest with updates, but being too aware to let that ever endanger yourself or give out too much information. That’s why I don’t geo-tag on Facebook or here on WordPress, and never write anything that could incriminate myself, like I said in my post about not bad-mouthing my previous boss, or not lying to people saying I’m ill then going out somewhere else and updating, I’ve never done any of that. I’m only guilty of delayed responses sometimes, or not answering my phone despite being active online.

    Have you written any posts about conflicting with other people online? I’ll have a little search, but I just randomly thought of that because some people who do share too much personal information usually conflict or argue with other people online, and the people who share their every location usually get told off by other people online.


    1. Thanks for your comment. Good that I don’t have an iPhone so I’m not prompted to share my location. Also, Foursquare isn’t here in Bangladesh. So, I could avoid it as well. I can manually share my location, for sure. Sometimes I do share my location, aware of that it will not endanger me or cause any trouble.

      I haven’t written any post about conflicting with other people online. Seems an interesting topic. Write up and I’ll read. :)


  5. Just a couple of days ago I went to a talk with my class about human trafficking and the woman who was giving the speech said the same thing about Facebook status… I stopped doing that in December 2010 or so. I actually stopped doing it because I came to ask myself: why the hell am I telling other people what I’m doing, where I am going and how I feel? It’s just nonsense, what do they care? If they do, they can always ask. So now, I hardly ever write a Facebook status, and I’m totally happy with that :)

    PS: I’ve got Facebook friends who once in a while write: “I’m alone in my house”. My God, that’s like saying: “hey, who wants to rob me?” xD


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