tedster - 3:10 am on Aug 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
This is the kind of Google competitor I think the web needs the most. Not another search engine (though that would be nice) but other companies who become dominant destinations for online users.
And isn't the comment from Foursquare fascinating. They were even at the announcement event. No steel cage death match with Facebook for them (smart).
Interesting privacy observations from the ACLU on the new Places feature.
Places allows your friends to tag you when they check in somewhere, and Facebook makes it very easy to say "yes" to allowing your friends to check in for you. But when it comes to opting out of that feature, you are only given a “not now” option (aka ask me again later). "No" isn't one of the easy options.
Facebook is rolling out "here now," privacy later.