location-based Tag

An article in AdAge by called "How Location-Based Social Networking Gets Creepy" shows the peril of an imaginative (and somewhat perverse) scenario for the author, Jim Louderback. In this article Jim's alleged pedophile neighbor became mayor of the local elementary school but turned out to be a decent guy. The article points out one potential situation where putting certain information out to a network of friends can be misread. Given the news that Facebook will be also unleashing location-based checkins, it's worth shining the spotlight on a few more real perils that could be misread when using location-based networks.