Twitter Might Share Your Tweets Geo-Location. Another Disaster In The Making?
By on May 27th, 2009

According to a report on Read Write Web, there is a hint that might just start sharing the Geographic locations of your tweets.

This is disastrous to say the least, whatever little privacy was left may completely disappear with this move, hopefully twitter should be smart enough to allow users to control whether or not their geo-locations should be shared with others, otherwise this will cause a much bigger backlash than the issue they created with @replies.

This information may no doubt come in pretty handy to developers and marketing guys, however it should not come at the cost of twitter users.

twitter_geolocation_sharing

However as far as I am concerned, twitter would make a big mistake sharing that information without giving me a choice to not share it, if that happens it will hasten the end of twitter to no means.

It has grown immensely only on the power of its users, if they disappoint them and share such information without consent, I believe in addition to a backlash they may also start losing users at a rapid pace.

What are your thoughts about this decision by twitter? Would you want to share the geo-location of your tweets? Let me know.

Tags: ,
Author: Keith Dsouza Google Profile for Keith Dsouza
I am the editor-in-chief and owner of Techie Buzz. I love coding and have contributed to several open source projects in the past. You can know more about me and my projects by visiting my Personal Website. I am also a social networking enthusiast and can be found active on twitter, you can follow Keith on twitter @keithdsouza. You can click on my name to visit my Google+ profile.

Keith Dsouza has written and can be contacted at keith@techie-buzz.com.
  • http://www.miteshashar.com/ Mitesh Ashar

    I completely agree with you.
    This could not just result in loss of privacy, but could also be dangerous as a person’s location may be tracked by anyone per se, and the person tracking could very much be a prankster, hence putting the tweeter under possibly unwanted situations.

  • http://www.dealgiant.co.uk/ Mac

    It does sound like a big threat but depends how much info they are giving away about the Geo location of the tweeter

  • http://harrymetcalfe.com harry

    Disaster? Disappearing privacy? What?

    This is almost certainly going to be a very useful feature to some, and they’re *obviously* not going to force everyone to use it.

    That would be completely stupid.

 
Copyright 2006-2012 Techie Buzz. All Rights Reserved. Our content may not be reproduced on other websites. Content Delivery by MaxCDN