23 Feb '11, 4am

Checking-in on Facebook Places & Foursquare? Take precautions if you're living life like an open book

It came a month ago, that straw in the wind. My Facebook friend was appointed "Mayor" of a local Mexican restaurant. I knew that status meant he was the most "checked in" visitor at the restaurant via the Foursquare app. I did not think much of it then, apart from a mental note to visit. Then Friend#2 started "checking in" and has been updating, almost obsessively, on where she has been dining. I get a sense that Friend#2 aka Gourmand will soon be checking into a slimming centre. I feel I am about to face the whole enchilada, now that Facebook has opened to Singapore's 2 million plus accounts its version of "check-in" called Places. Just this past weekend, the first since Places' debut, I have been regaled with visits to Sentosa Cove (tai-tai's weekend home), Shangri-la Hotel's Line restaurant (last Chinese New Year binge) and Ma [email protected] Road (presumably for acupunctu...

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