Facebook to let users 'check in' to real-world locations

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August 19, 2010 11:10

 
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"Where are you?" is joining "What's on your mind?" as Facebook lets its users declare their whereabouts to their friends and people nearby.

Facebook users carrying their smart phones will soon be able to "check in" to real-world locations such as bars, parks and live concerts as the social network makes its first foray into the location services craze.

As with any new Facebook product, privacy issues figure front and center into Places, but this time the company appears to have erred on the side of caution.

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