Thursday, August 19, 2010

Geolocation - the new on Facebook

The web nowadays is getting increasingly interesting. After “What are you doing?”, it’s now come to “What are you doing, and where are you doing it?”.
Moving to challenge Google and other emerging location-based services, Facebook on Wednesday introduced Facebook Places, a way for users to expose their location to other Facebook users and applications and to locate their friends.

Places allows users to share their location in real-time using an iPhone or a Web page accessed through a mobile browser (http://touch.facebook.com) that supports HTML 5, geolocation(GPS enabled handsets) and you need to be in USA which a little disappoints me. However it is going to be available for all places as http://blog.facebook.com suggests.

With Places, you are in control of what you share and the people you share with. You choose whether or not to share your location when you check in at a place. When you check in, you can tag friends who are with you but only if their settings allow it. When you are tagged, you are always notified.

Happy Tagging Guys.

1 comment:

  1. hehheehe....i already knw this ....

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