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See also: 'tagging' yourself at the bars you go to.
but not people from the night out
I think what happens is when they upload the pictures when they get back they set the location.
"Work Knobhead has just checked in at 'Vodka Revolution'." (2 minutes ago)
"Work Knobhead has uploaded a photo. Caption: 'First drinks of many!!!'." (1 minute ago)
makes me happy with my own social awkwardness.
For all we know, for every upload they get a free shot/blowjob.
I went to a friend's son's birthday party. And as he opened each present, everybody would gather round and take photos of him holding said present, before uploading the photos and tagging his mum on facebook. He's only 6 or something - he didn't really look like he was enjoying himself...
being documented with 100 pics of facebook slightly annoying anyway. The odd decent photo- fine.
I also think live-tweetign rather than having a conversation with the person next to you is irritating.
there was a bar/club in Nottingham with a 'Facebook machine' inside so one could join the queue and upload pictures of all the 'fun' they are having. Terrible cunts.
bet it was that shite fake aussie one (not walkabout)
Coco Tang maybe?
But yes, it's hilarious. I have a friend that checks people in - when I was in London in January his unsolicited checking-in got me a text message sent asking if I was enjoying my time in london from a friend i'd not spoken to in years and didn't even have the number on my phone.
the odd amusing check-in is alright. I checked a mate in on the Isle of Wight Ferry, cue mild amusement.
I don't like being bagged and tagged by others though, yes I am at your bbq but we don't need to announce it publicly do we
I don't want people to know my whereabouts at any point
for example a girl i recently had to delete for checking her and all her friends in at the taj mahal, hard rock cafe etc
Your own fault unlucky
You can change the settings so people can check you in
If there's a genuinely unique/funny photo, or you're checking in somewhere a bit different/cool.
You forgot to mention that most of these photos get progressively worse/out of focus/pointless as the night goes on.
This was one:
Basically, it's either 'I'm in this place, so you can come here and rob me if you like' or 'I'm not at home, so you can go there and rob me if you like'.
it's so if you're nearby you can come & join me for a jar.
unless your friends on facebook happen to be thieves of course
Guess I'm a victim of tabloid hysteria. Although some of my facebook friends I've not seen since primary school, could very well have turned to a life of crime...
I guess when I'm out and about I don't check facebook often enough on my phone to find where people are and if they're nearby me. But if I did, I don't know that I'd rush over to see them - I mean what if they're out with someone else, and I go over and cock-block them? Or even worse, they're out with all my friends and they're all being mean about me? Or even worse than that, they're just sitting in there waiting for someone to come and see them because they don't have any friends? OR WHAT IF IT'S A TRAP?!
But he's generally a bit desperate to show the world he's having a fun time because he hates his life.
He checked me in once when and made me seem like a bit of dick. My mate was DJing, but I'd planned to be away the whole weekend so told him I couldn't go.
Plans got changed and it meant I was about, but didn't want to rush back to see my mate DJ, so got came back later and went for a quiet one with Taggy McGee.
I didn't like feeling obliged to explain to my mate why I'd changed my plans.
Also, I think there should be a rule about posting photos that were taken pre-Facebook.
If someone had explained to 18 year old me that photos they were about to take would one day appear on a website that all my friends, colleagues and family could see, I sure as shit wouldn't have been a good sport about having my picture taken.
The same friend did this a while back on his day off. He scanned, uploaded and tagged about 80 photos from a party at university. He got all shirty when I asked if he'd delete the ones of me (just me on my own, I don't have the authority to request group shots be removed).
He thought I was being vain, but who wants that shit plastered all over the Internet? I genuinely do my best not to look a dick if I think my picture is going to be published, otherwise I make sure I'm out of shot.
In fact, I hate all this nonsense. Went away this weekend with a bunch of mates and we decided that we'd just email each other any good pics and nobody was allowed to put stuff on Facebook. Much more fun was had as nobody felt weird about sitting around in muddy clothes, eating crisps and playing Articulate.
email: the new facebook