Facebook- "Jim has just checked in here"

  • jcable

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    Apr 16, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    I'll ask this here so as not to piss off too many fb friends. Is it just me or does anyone care if some FB friend just checked in at a particular restaurant/bar/concert/vacationspot? I really don't care what you're up to. It frankly just pisses me off that a). I wasn't invited. B) You're having a good time and are rubbing my nose in it Or c). You're just bragging about what you can afford to do that I can't. Yes, I'm bitter that I was grocery shopping on Friday night, when I should be out painting the town red. But then these notices come up on FB, it just makes me more resentful. Am I the only one who feels this way?
  • charlieviiper...

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    Apr 16, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
    haha you should not get twitter...
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    Apr 16, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    Facebook is trying to compete with Foursquare by adding that feature. In effect, they wan't to remove the possibility of any new social network replacing them like they replaced Myspace.
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    Apr 16, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    I like it. It lets me know where certain friends are if im trying to decide on where to go...or it lets them know that i am in the area.
  • Webster666

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    Apr 16, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    You seem to be bitter and angry about your station in life, as well as being jealous of other people.

    The people who post where they are and what they're doing are not bragging.
    They're just sharing what's going on in their lives.

    You would do well to respond to their posts with positive, supportive comments.
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    Apr 16, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    SInce a big chunk of my FB friends are actually family, included very extended family, I enjoy keeping up with what's going on in their lives.
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    Apr 16, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    I wish you could hide this feature, along with the stupid polls. I generally just hide all posts by the people that check in everywhere, but sometimes it comes from someone I actually enjoy reading posts from. I use Foursquare for the game part with coworkers (we have mayorships at most places around town), but at least it's not advertised to anyone that doesn't specifically open Foursquare to see if any friends are around.
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Apr 16, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    No - I could care less. I do not use it. It's too stalker-ish for my liking.
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    Apr 16, 2011 10:29 PM GMT
    I hate it. Its unecessary and annoying.

    "Sal Somebody is at FatBurgers."

    "Ernie Enema is at Olds Gym."

    WHO FUCKING CARES?!!!


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    Apr 16, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    I don't perceive the checkins the same way as you. Most of the time I am thinking "oh cool that sounds fun" or "so jealous!" or "have fun!". I actually post this under their checkins. I am sure they don't intend it as a way to rub it in anyone's face. They are just expressing their excitement about what they are doing. I actually have an interest in what my friends are doing.

    I think it helps that I only add people that I really consider to be my friends. These are the people who I feel comfortable calling up and they would probably invite me to whatever they were doing. I wouldn't add someone who I don't care about.
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    Apr 16, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidYou seem to be bitter and angry about your station in life, as well as being jealous of other people.

    The people who post where they are and what they're doing are not bragging.
    They're just sharing what's going on in their lives.

    You would do well to respond to their posts with positive, supportive comments.




    Webster666, Your first sentence was your inner voice. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I have to agree with the rest of your post.


    I'll add that....some people are addicted to technology.....and this posting that you just "pushed the crosswalk button to cross the street...or that you just ordered small fries, cheeseburger and medium Coke at McDonalds is pathetic......

    but if you just post: @ HardRock Cafe...that's ok.

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    Apr 16, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
    I despise it, especially since they are checking into banal, everyday places like coffee shops and department stores. I will just block updates from friends entirely if they use the check-in function too much.
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    Apr 16, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    There are two fixes to this:

    a. Delete your facebook page and never go back

    b. Go into your account setting and take the check off that box that asks if you want to be alerted when some checks in to a place.

    I suspect you would want choice b, but if you really are that pissed about it, anger issues aside, just delete FB altogether.
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    Apr 17, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    I deleted mine last week
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    Apr 17, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    One of the greatest, most liberating experiences of my life was when I deleted my facebook profile. I subscribe to the philosophy that the less you know about your friends, the better. And vice versa.
  • Profire

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    Apr 17, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    miamimasseur saidOne of the greatest, most liberating experiences of my life was when I deleted my facebook profile. I subscribe to the philosophy that the less you know about your friends, the better. And vice versa.


    +1
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    Nothing wrong with check-ins. If you and your friend are in the same area, you could call each other and see if you want to meet up or something.

    Personally, I don't use check-ins. No one really needs to know how mundane my life is. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    i take it you're not a fan of foursquare?
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    Apr 17, 2011 2:07 AM GMT
    I havent ever used it myself, but the great thing about it would be that you check in somewhere overseas, like say, eiffel tower.... and months later somebody elses checks in but can see you have been there too, and for a brief moment, excitement ensues....... or something to that effect - just looking at it from the other side, being a "traveller" myself
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Apr 17, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    I don't see anything wrong with it! I like to see my friends having a good time even if they are bragging!
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    Apr 17, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    One of my fb friends checked in to bed...I love her to death but omg wow..lol I should check in that I'm sitting in a chair currently!
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    Apr 17, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    Haha ironically I spent my Saturday evening in the Barnes and Noble Cafe skimming through 2 books that I purchased. One about Addicted America with a lengthy chapter on cyber addiction and one about the Narcissism Epidemic where it's all about us all the time.

    Granted it's good to keep up with folks, do they really have to check in every time they go to the bathroom?
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    Apr 21, 2011 1:04 PM GMT
    Somerandom saidI havent ever used it myself, but the great thing about it would be that you check in somewhere overseas, like say, eiffel tower.... and months later somebody elses checks in but can see you have been there too, and for a brief moment, excitement ensues....... or something to that effect - just looking at it from the other side, being a "traveller" myself


    this happened to me..whilst house hunting...bored in my hotel room where an old friend of mine checked in to a bar nearby. met for a drink and ended up bringing him back to my room.

    so yeah; facebook is pretty much all bullocks....but certainly has its uses. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 21, 2011 1:59 PM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidb. Go into your account setting and take the check off that box that asks if you want to be alerted when some checks in to a place.


    I don't see this anywhere. In your account settings, you can turn off email notifications and all, but I'm not seeing anywhere to turn off alerts on your news feed for 'places.'
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    Apr 21, 2011 2:01 PM GMT
    Christian16 saidOne of my fb friends checked in to bed...I love her to death but omg wow..lol I should check in that I'm sitting in a chair currently!


    I saw that someone on Foursquare in my area made "Bed" a place. I stole her mayorship. I'm hoping her friends think she's a whore now, because I've been to her bed more often than she has.