Grace Nasri has a good – if worrying – story that walks through how Facebook could soon use geolocational information to advance its digital platform. One item that she focuses on is Facebook’s existing terms of service, which are vague enough to permit the harvesting of such information already. As much as it’s non-scientific I think that the company’s focus on knowing where its users are is really, really creepy.
I left Facebook after seeing they’d added phone numbers to my Facebook contacts for people who’d never been on Facebook, who didn’t own computers, and for who I didn’t even have the phone numbers. Seeing that Facebook had the landline numbers for my 80+ year old grandparents was the straw that broke my back several years ago; I wonder if this degree of tracking will encourage other Facebook users to flee.