Location-based Web2.0rhea not an epidemic
Most US adults unaware of Foursquare and friends
People who feel compelled to constantly apprise you of their location on via the web are a tiny minority of the population. They're also mostly men.
Just four per cent of US adults have ever used location-based Foursquare, Gowalla, or Loopt, with only one per cent updating the service once a week, according to a Forrester survey discussed here.
The vast majority of US adults, 84 per cent, are unaware of the existence of such applications, meaning most have never even heard of location-based services.
Nearly 80 per cent of those using apps such as Foursquare are men, aged between 19 and 35.
Forrester has recommended "that bold, male-targeted marketers start testing but that most marketers should wait until they can get a bigger bang for their buck, when adoption rates increase and established players emerge from the fray."
Time for a location-aware Old Spice mashup. ®
A luddite POV ?
Social networking sites are an identity thief's best friend. Location-aware sites are a burglar's best friend. (Also a hit-man's).
Just say no.
Heard of the services...
...refuse to tell world&dog where I am or what I'm doing unless necessary for what I'm doing where I'm doing it. It's strictly nobody's business where I am at which time.
Location, Location, Location
I don't really get the desire to shout "here I am, please burgle my home when I'm away" to the world.