You realize that I’m a seriously paranoid person, right?
I don’t like to give out the name of my exact town. I never mention the names of my boys’ schools. We have a P.O. box in a nearby town for when I need to give my address for something blog-related. My husband often travels for work, though I usually don’t mention when he’s out of town until he’s about to come back.
So, the idea of turning on my location for my tweets or using Foursquare freaks me out.
Like I said, I’m paranoid. So, advertising exactly where I am makes me nervous.
I’ve heard people say that they only “check in” somewhere on Foursquare when they are about to leave.
But, a problem that I see with that is let’s say I check in at Target on my way out the door. Okay, no harm done. Except that anyone can now see what town I live in. And the next time I’m headed to Target, I’ll probably tweet something like “Will not get sucked in to Target’s Dollar Spot this time. #willpower”
And then some stalker will think Oh, she’s going to Target. I know what Target she’s going to. I’ll hide out in my kidnapper van and grab one of her kids when she comes out.
Stop laughing at me.
I realize I’m paranoid. And a kidnapper would probably give my kids back after 5 minutes anyway.
Still. I can’t get over the idea that Foursquare gives out more information than I’m comfortable with.
But, I was also a Facebook holdout for a long time. And I resisted Twitter. Even though I’m still not a huge fan of Facebook, I am on there. And I’m addicted to Twitter. @shellthings in case we aren’t following each other on there yet.
And I’ve heard that Foursquare will be like that at some point- something that everyone is on. Are you on Foursquare? Why or why not?