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What social networking "Check-in" program do you use?

Yelp
0 (0%)
Foursquare
2 (7.4%)
Twitter only
0 (0%)
Facebook Places
2 (7.4%)
Other
5 (18.5%)
I don't go out because I can't find my pants
18 (66.7%)

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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2010, 09:22:05 AM »
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.
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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2010, 09:34:09 AM »
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. :)
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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2010, 11:15:39 AM »
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.

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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2010, 11:18:45 AM »
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.
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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2010, 12:23:59 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.
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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2010, 02:45:36 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. ;)
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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2010, 03:48:05 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
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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2010, 04:25:57 PM »
Im putting on my tube socks and taking off my pants as we speak.

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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2010, 04:38:18 PM »
Im putting on my tube socks and taking off my pants as we speak.



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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2010, 04:42:09 PM »
All three tube socks, I hope?
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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2010, 10:01:35 AM »
I don't really want people to know where I am.

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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2010, 07:47:47 AM »
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
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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2010, 09:27:22 PM »
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.
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Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2010, 10:12:37 AM »
I think this is one of those internet things I don't understand.

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