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Title: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: theDarkSide on September 16, 2010, 01:04:11 PM
I've been using Fourquare because my son thinks it's cool to check in to places and become mayor.  I'm curious what everyone uses, if one is better than the other, or if you even care.

Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: MrNate on September 16, 2010, 01:39:03 PM
This poll needs a "Whatchoo talkin' bout, Willis?" option.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: majorvices on September 16, 2010, 01:41:00 PM
I don't really want people to know where I am.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: blatz on September 16, 2010, 02:06:43 PM
This poll needs a "Whatchoo talkin' bout, Willis?" option.

yeah - I honestly have no idea what you are talking about?
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 16, 2010, 02:11:11 PM
Some people say that forums are part of "social networking".
Boy I hate that name.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: bluesman on September 16, 2010, 02:27:13 PM
I'm right here.  ;D
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: beersk on September 16, 2010, 02:31:48 PM
Myspace!  hahahaha
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: Mikey on September 16, 2010, 02:41:54 PM
This is the only poll, so far, that has No Pants in the selection and it's the most logical choice.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on September 16, 2010, 02:48:44 PM
Hmm......I actually lead people to believe I'm somewhere that I'm not.  I'm an independent consultant that mostly works from home............... or a campsite, or the beach, or relatives' houses in the midwest or wherever.  They don't need to know where I am, just that their work gets done.  Maybe I need a "Foursquare" thingy (whatever that is) that tells my clients I'm at my office working away all the time  ;)
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: akr71 on September 16, 2010, 02:58:31 PM
I don't really want people to know where I am.
ditto
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: MrNate on September 16, 2010, 03:00:20 PM
This is the only poll, so far, that has No Pants in the selection and it's the most logical choice.

Ah, so you're a pointing man, are you? Sometimes the old-fashioned ways are just better.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: tygo on September 16, 2010, 03:23:04 PM
I'm right here.  ;D

I just carry around a sign that says this so that when people see me they know where I am.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: tschmidlin on September 16, 2010, 04:04:17 PM
Why would I want people to know where I am?  If they want to know they can ask.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: majorvices on September 16, 2010, 04:11:38 PM
As long as my wife knows where I am, I'm good.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: bluesman on September 16, 2010, 04:13:15 PM
As long as my wife knows where I am, I'm good.

Me too.   ;)

Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: a10t2 on September 16, 2010, 04:22:05 PM
Why would I want people to know where I am?  If they want to know they can ask.

That's sort of how I feel about it. If I'm going out, presumably I've already made plans. And if someone wants to meet up with me on short notice, they can call me, send a text, Facebook message, FB chat, AIM, Gchat, or email.

My understanding is that most people who use these things heavily are actually playing them as a game - as you check in more places, you accumulate points and... win at having a social life? I'm not sure what the objective actually is.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: tschmidlin on September 16, 2010, 04:34:09 PM
Why would I want people to know where I am?  If they want to know they can ask.

That's sort of how I feel about it. If I'm going out, presumably I've already made plans. And if someone wants to meet up with me on short notice, they can call me, send a text, Facebook message, FB chat, AIM, Gchat, or email.

My understanding is that most people who use these things heavily are actually playing them as a game - as you check in more places, you accumulate points and... win at having a social life? I'm not sure what the objective actually is.
In my case it's just they can call me, send a text, Facebook message, FB chat, AIM, Gchat, or email, but that seems weird.  I guess I don't understand the whole points thing, but then I don't really need to. :)
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: Mikey on September 16, 2010, 06:15:39 PM
I can tell you one thing I don't do and that's Twitter where ever I go. I don't consider myself important enough for people to really give a sheet where I'm at.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: MrNate on September 16, 2010, 06:18:45 PM
Best and most legitimate use of Twitter I've ever seen is where people have automated systems that tweet statuses. Like, for example, the guy that rigged up a kegerator to tweet every time the tap was pulled with the date, time, amount dispensed, and amount remaining.

Twitter is best used by machines. People aren't nearly that important.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: blatz on September 16, 2010, 07:23:59 PM
Best and most legitimate use of Twitter I've ever seen is where people have automated systems that tweet statuses. Like, for example, the guy that rigged up a kegerator to tweet every time the tap was pulled with the date, time, amount dispensed, and amount remaining.


that is really, really cool.  except for if I did that, telling my wife I only had "one glass" tonight wouldn't work anymore.  but it would be helpful to keep track of how much my sponges, i mean friends, drink on the weekends during football season.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: a10t2 on September 16, 2010, 09:45:36 PM
I only have "one glass" every night. If she doesn't ask how many times you filled it, you don't have to lie. ;)
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: Hokerer on September 16, 2010, 10:48:05 PM
I only have "one glass" every night. If she doesn't ask how many times you filled it, you don't have to lie. ;)

Or how big the glass is
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: capozzoli on September 16, 2010, 11:25:57 PM
Im putting on my tube socks and taking off my pants as we speak.

Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: bluesman on September 16, 2010, 11:38:18 PM
Im putting on my tube socks and taking off my pants as we speak.



...don't forget the high heel sneakers.  ;D
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: a10t2 on September 16, 2010, 11:42:09 PM
All three tube socks, I hope?
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: redbeerman on September 17, 2010, 05:01:35 PM
I don't really want people to know where I am.

+1
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: 1vertical on September 18, 2010, 02:47:47 PM
I take photos with my cell phone...then add the text....
"where in the world is waldo?" then sent it in a pic/text msg...let them figger it out
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: rabid_dingo on September 19, 2010, 04:27:22 AM
Just started this gps checkin thing. The one I have really enjoyed is a personal one. It lets me take a pic and
shows me where I was. Neat to track especially since I am using pics of landmarks. It's a perspective thing. I have always seen myself in the "metro area" but not down to the cross streets. I like it. I have tried to share but the phone
still to complicated.
Title: Re: How do you tell people where you are?
Post by: thirsty on September 19, 2010, 05:12:37 PM
I think this is one of those internet things I don't understand.

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