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    idea: Facebook locator

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    Hello all,

    Just thought I'd post an idea for any developers out there. Combining the power of Facebook and BlackBerry (or even other GPS handhelds). Take the power of something like mologogo and apply it to Facebook as a Facebook application. When a Facebook user has this application (we'll call it Facebook Locator), other users can find out where that Facebook user is in the world. The BlackBerry GPS part comes in when the Facebook user runs the application on their BB that automatically updates their latest location to the Facebook application. Confusing enough for you? If it's clear as mud, I can explain in more detail.

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    Re: idea: Facebook locator

    Yay for stalkers. LOL

    Theres actually something like this... its called groovr

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    Re: idea: Facebook locator

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    Sounds like a stalkers paradise!

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    Re: idea: Facebook locator

    That's creepy.
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    Re: idea: Facebook locator

    Kind of wierds me out.
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    Re: idea: Facebook locator

    Perhaps with some kind of sign on (as in through the facebook system) access to the location information could be restricted and all views could be (if the user so chooses, I suppose) recorded, so that if some kind of stalker issue arose it wouldn't be difficult for law enforcement to determine who's behind it. There are obviously privacy implications here, but since it's entirely voluntary, I don't see the problem, as long as there's full disclosure. Maybe also some age restrictions, although those are notoriously easy to bypass....
    BTW, it looks to me like groovr doesn't take advantage of integrated GPS... it would be interesting to see an app that did...anybody interested in working on one, even if just for proof of concept? I'd be willing to throw in whatever I could...

    I think it could work :P

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    Re: idea: Facebook locator

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~yeah...the last thing I would want would be some sex offender knowing exactly where to find me...

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    Re: idea: Facebook locator

    Well I certainly agree there, I wouldn't want it either, so I wouldn't allow anonymous or unapproved access to my location information, or maybe I simply wouldn't use something like this. I don't know about the original poster, but I'm interested in this primarily because I think it would be a really cool proof of concept. As a side, I think it would be convenient for approved friends to be able to see where you are (when you want them to).
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    Re: idea: Facebook locator

    The OP was jsut suggesting the idea. If you don't want people stalking you then don't add the application.
    Gwaki........

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    Re: idea: Facebook locator

    As gwaki mentioned, you have at least one option regarding this application: don't install it.

    However, one of the key reasons for making this a Facebook app is because of the basic security that Facebook provides. At a minimum, this app would allow you to set the availability of your information such that only your friends can see it. The stalking concerns are pretty minimal, unless you're already allowing everybody to see all of your info on Facebook anyways.

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    Re: idea: Facebook locator

    Yea it is kinda wired but there is software out there but not on facebook.
    Here is the link to it.
    http://www.mologogo.com/waypoints/list

    Facebook is cool but, it can also be and as employers are now looking on there and other sites to gather info about future employees.

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    Re: idea: Facebook locator

    Rush is right it would be a big problem in crimes especially for sex offenders.
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    Re: idea: Facebook locator

    thats true, but if you could set it to who you want to add, that will be better than anybody finding you.

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