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Baffled by Facebook, Vol. XXIII: Facebook Places edition

08.20.2010

I have no problem so far with Facebook Places. I like the idea that you can see where your friends are (assuming they’ve opted in to do so). The ability I want that so far I haven’t seen in location-based apps is to say, for instance, “Where is Jeff Cohen right now?” That would have […]

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Yelp proved its value yesterday. Mostly.

04.11.2010

I like Yelp, the site that crowdsources people’s opinions and gives ratings on restaurants, stores and service businesses. I also have the Yelp application on my iPhone. I don’t use either one of them much at home, because I pretty much know which restaurants I like and where they are. But I’m in Seattle this […]

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Fear of geek robbers

02.20.2010

Mashable makes an extremely valid point in the debate about the safety of location-based apps. As you’ve probably heard, there’s a new tool that aggregates public check-ins from location-based apps that users have posted to public places like Twitter and lets you search them by zip code. (I’m not going to link to it or […]

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