6 Places Not To Use Facebook Check-In

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One more reason NOT to let friends tag you.

 

Facebook “check-in” is a great business tool…unless you’re engaged in monkey business.

Are you familiar with this feature? Businesses post their locations on Facebook maps to make it easier for potential customers to find them. If you visit one and have “location services” enabled on your smart phone, Facebook prompts you to check-in. This posts a little map on your Facebook wall with the business name highlighted. Your friends know what you’re doing and the place gets a plug, so everybody wins, right?

Ri-i-i-i-ght.

People only use this feature when they’re hanging out somewhere cool like a trendy nightclub, fancy restaurant or the gym. Especially the gym. That little map with the health club starred is a deliberate shame-slap to those of us who may or may not be surfing Facebook while curled up on the couch in our jammies with a box of cheap red wine and an economy-sized bag of Cheetos.

It seems to me that folks who check-in at places that make them look good should have to use that feature EVERYwhere they go.   We want to know when they’re visiting:

  • Big Bubba’s $12.99 Belly Up To The Trough Buffet
  •  50 Shades of Gray Bondage Supply Emporium
  •  Back home in bed when they’re supposed to be out calling on clients
  •  In their hot neighbor’s bed when they’re supposed to be out calling on clients
  •  Nip & Tuck Rejuva-Spa
  •  Rudy’s Liquor Mega-Mart

Only by insisting on full disclosure can we truly get to know our dear “friends” better.

Where else should people be required to check-in?

 

 

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57 Responses to 6 Places Not To Use Facebook Check-In

  1. I’m sure the DEA would love to trick people into checking in at their meth dealer’s house…..

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  2. Al says:

    Sex Toys “R” Us. (How do you make a backwards r on this damn thing?)

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  3. This all seems creepy to me, but once again shows how Facebook’s “free” services are parlayed into selling out consumers for profit and advertising. It is all the more bizarre that people actually do “check in”, but I’m getting old and crotchety. My brain still doesn’t understand the appeal of selfies.

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  4. The toilet, of course.

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  5. franhunne4u says:

    Casinos?
    Strip clubs? (Those, too, would be obligatory when they are supposed to be on a business trip)
    Lawyers – YOU WOULD want to know when somebody prepares a divorce, wouldn’t you?
    Their mistress/lover? Or maybe you would not want to know that?
    Fast food restaurants? (Those with the bill they cause there!)
    Beauty surgeons?

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  6. Carrie Rubin says:

    Needless to say this is not a FB feature I use. In fact, I don’t know what I’m even doing still having a FB account. I rarely post. I just occasionally click some likes. Once I got poked by someone, and it completely freaked me out. Couldn’t they come up with a better term? Shudder.

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  7. Someone finally explained why anyone would think FB Check-in is a terrific idea and a giant step for mankind – you only turn it on to show off…..sort of like the rest of FaceBook?
    Afraid I’m just not cool enough for it

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  8. List of X says:

    I find it interesting that this hot neighbor’s bed is apparently an established business that offers the customers an option to check in.

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  9. k8edid says:

    STD Clinic?

    County jail intake center?

    Dollar store on your way to wedding reception?

    I could go on and on but enough about my afternoon.

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    • pegoleg says:

      Dollar Store pre-wedding? Brutal.

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      • k8edid says:

        That’s just how I roll!

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        • pegoleg says:

          I don’t mean doing it…I mean getting caught. That’s how I roll, too.

          How’s every thing with you, Miss k8e? Haven’t seen you around in quite a while.

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          • k8edid says:

            I wish I could say I have been writing my best seller, or spending my lottery winnings or even hiding because I’m in the witness protection program…but the truth is I have just been sick and tired. Fortunately, I am starting to feel better and have even been thinking (just thinking) about firing up the old blog again. I miss it, and the intellectual stimulation of reading all the witty comments.

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  10. I am definitely guilty of this, Peg. I only check in when I’m trying to brag. Like the other night when I went to a bar called, The Dirty Truth. I love the name so much and it’s such a cool place that I wanted everyone to know my dirty truth! I’m usually at doctor’s appointments the rest of the time so I don’t think people want to know this. If you do, I will check in and private message you the next time I go for my colonoscopy! 🙂 🙂

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  11. The local VD clinic (if there even is such a thing). I have never and will never use that feature.

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  12. Victoria’s Secret.

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  13. I don’t use the check-in feature on facebook, as you said, it serves no purpose other than to show off, and to provide free advertising for the place you’re at. I have a friend on there who checks-in a lot and I think a couple of times when I’ve been with her she’s checked me in with her by tagging me, but I don’t believe I’ve ever checked myself in. I love facebook, but some of the things we do on there are weird, as perfectly illustrated in this video – have you seen this? (I’m not sure if this is going to embed or just have the link, so if it embeds and you don’t like that, sorry!

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  14. amelie88 says:

    Yeah I never got the point of checking in somewhere. I also don’t enjoy when friends tag me in their check in and don’t tell me until I log onto Facebook to find out I’ve been tagged. I’m okay with sharing parts of my life online (heck I have FB, Instagram, Twitter, and a blog) but the minutia of my day is not that thrilling. If I checked in every time I went to CVS (which is several times a week seeing as how I live right across from a 24 hour CVS), people would start to think I have a problem.

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  15. The County lock up. The cops on TV always tell the crooks they’re entitled to one phone call, but I’ve never heard the cops limit the number of check ins.

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  16. I don’t tag or twitter or instagram or poke, at least not intentionally. FB gets weirder as I learn more about it.

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    • pegoleg says:

      Oh. No. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I’ve seen people goofing around with their phones at church. Not even the sacred is sacred, apparently.

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  17. The friendly neighborhood red-light district. With the ‘What are you doing?’ and ‘Tag Friends’ as mandatory fields.

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  18. Dana says:

    That abandoned building, where Sam Goody’s used to be… 🙂

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  19. But….but isn’t the whole point of Facebook to brag? Or have I been doing it wrong this whole time? (by the way, I’m commenting on this post straight from that hip, happenin’ place Booze-R-Us)

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  20. I hate the Tag Friends feature. I don’t need everyone to know where I am every second of the day…only moms need to know that kind of stuff.

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  21. Shannon says:

    I am still glad to not be on Facebook, if nothing more than the ‘creepiness’ of it all! Love that video that was posted in the comments. I can’t wait to read what kind of awesome unintended consequences the tagging feature results in a year or so.There might already be a blog just about that…

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  22. The Best Lil’ Whore House in Texas

    Yes, there is still one and I don’t think you should advertise if you are a frequent guest.

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