Geo-location: very mashable

Great post on Wired on the mobile geo-available lifestyle.

Letting everyone know where you are whenever you are there, however, might have a few hazards. Everything, after all, is now mashable:

And location info gets around. The first time I saw my home address on Facebook, I jumped—because I never posted it there. Then I realized it was because I had signed up for Whrrl. Like many other geosocial applications, Whrrl lets you cross-post to the microblogging platform Twitter. Twitter, in turn, gets piped to all sorts of other places. So when I updated my location in Whrrl, the message leaped first to Twitter and then to Facebook and FriendFeed before landing on my blog, where Google indexed it. By updating one small app on my iPhone, I had left a giant geotagged footprint across the Web.

Funny – and concerning.

 


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