Smartphones also bring all sorts of trouble, specially because of the notifications system... whenever you get a message, it pops up (even when the phone is locked) and in some cases, allows anyone to unlock the phone without needing to put the passcode in.
This feature, as far as I can tell, IS enabled by default (I certainly was not the one to enable it when I discovered it one day!). And sure, there may be privacy concerns... but if you're truly concerned about privacy, why are you checking in from your location on Facebook to begin with!?
"Sometimes you want people to know what you're reading. Books can be point of connection with strangers... Reading on the New York subway will often make you a like-minded friend, or spark discussion with someone who has something to say on the title / subject. (And, like Kim said, some books just make you look cool.)
On the other hand, sometimes you wish strangers would keep their eyes off your book, especially when you're reading something explicit or personally revealing."
@hilary allison-I agree.. Book covers are actually reflecting our tastes and caliber when we are going through them in public so if you don't like to be judged by anyone then e-reader is a good option!
Hey,How about putting a cover on the book instead of using an E-reader for this purpose?..You can hide it from the public in this way too...!
Facebook now has a feature (or, at least, is has been only recently made apparent to me) in that (unless you change your settings) you receive a notification every time someone checks in at a location near you.
This could become quite annoying in an urban area, where lots of people you know may be in locations near you all the time!
Not sure what the thinking is here. ("Oh, Jenny is at a bachelorette party! I think I'll go crash it so I can say hi to Jenny.")
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