At first, I thought to myself, why are people always telling me where they are? Then, how can you be the mayor of Starbucks? Ah, Four Square, the app that is part game, part stalking tool. I initially refused to play because of all of the warnings about being robbed since everyone would know you are at Target and not at home. Like anything else, though, it's only as dangerous as the amount of information you are willing to share. I looked around and decided that it would probably be a good thing if I was robbed. It would save me a lot of cleaning and unpacking. So, I signed up.
I like checking in and I've already been made the mayor of my workplace.! (That is actually kind of sad.) I like seeing what my friends are doing and there's more than a little bit of vicarious living when I check to see who gets to go out on Friday nights. It's funny how we feel the need to stay in touch every second of every day. Twitter, Facebook, and Four Square are all ways that we check in and ask for feedback. I am one of those people that check twitter throughout the day and put my thoughts, happy and sad, for all to see. If I really stopped to think about it I guess I would have to ask myself what is missing from my real, in-person life that makes me seek feedback so much about every move that I make. Or, I can go to Target and see if they've made me mayor, yet.