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Here is a story that those who spend most of their time to share their location on Foursquare are going to like. Yes, I am referring to the “check-in” addicts and those who never miss an opportunity to share all their trips with their friends. Indeed, now, all check-ins on Foursquare and then shared on Facebook will appear on the map of your timeline, which therefore means that it’s even easier to keep a virtual track of you friends.
The operation is quite simple. You install Foursquare on your mobile (if it is not done already), you connect your Facebook account and that’s it! When you check-in and decide to share it on the famous social network, your location will be automatically added to your timeline’s map. It’s instantaneous. Your friends will then only have to look on your profile to know all the places that influence your life. Very convenient, but be careful with who you share this type of information.
Other thing: this feature is totally retroactive. This therefore means that all your past check-ins will be retrieved and displayed on your facebook map. It’s pretty cool for the fans of geo-tagging but that’s not something I would do. I think that Foursquare is designed to be used between a circle of close friends, which you are confortable sharing with. Not your 400+ facebook friends.
What do you think? Is it something that could bother you or are you going to share your check-ins with your facebook friends?