Sharing Your Location Online

locationThere are many ways now to share your current location, including

  • Foursquare
  • Facebook Places
  • Bing and Google have their location sharing systems

It’s a popular thing to do. But have you ever had a good think about the pros and cons of doing this?

Pros:

  • It’s fun, everyone does it
  • It’s a novel way to share your life with friends and family
  • If you have good locks and security in your home then it might not matter
Cons:
  • You lose some privacy, both for yourself and for those you’re with
  • You could be letting people know that no one is at your home, potentially encouraging¬†intruders¬†
Poll:
Post comments below, share your thoughts on location sharing sites.

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