Digital Footprints

Using social sites with a phone is an interesting thing, especially when your phone is your GPS, your work email, your calendar, your camera, and your entertainment.

One of the more intellectually fascinating aspects of mobile and social interaction is “checking in” to places that you go to. Foursquare has done this for a few years, and I’ve been hesitant to do it, mostly because I only go to boring places: Brian is at work. Brian is at home. Brian is at work. Brian is at home. Brian is at work. Brian is at home.

I still have yet to see this transfer over into virtual spaces. I think that as our virtual and real selves start to meld a little bit more (and some of the social stigma of online gaming and virtual social sites like Second Life begins to erode), someone will step up to the plate.

Just imagine checking through your Facebook feed and seeing your friend check into the Cantina on Hoth or some bar in Azeroth. It’s coming…

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