Facebook needs to be stopped. All you people worrying about Foursquare as a privacy breach, get ready to track yourself via RFID chip, via “Facebook Presence”:
Today at Facebook’s f8 conference in San Francisco, the company have given all attendees a small RFID tag attached to their conference badge. This tag is a part of something called “Facebook Presence” which allows you to “check-in” at various places around the conference simply by swiping your badge. Yes, it’s location.
This is actually the same thing Facebook uses for its infamous keg bot at its headquarters. Employees have been using this for a long time, now they’re letting the rest of us in on the fun. To use it, you go to this page and manually type in your tag number to link it to your Facebook account. Then, everytime you swipe your badge somewhere, it goes right to your profile.
Oh joy! So glad they are letting us in on the fun of being tracked by Facebook and having the info broadcast by the newsfeed.
Facebook’s answer to Foursquare is a tracking device.
I’m waiting for the Facebook credit card, with integrated RFID. It’s blippy + bump + foursquare all in one.