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Flickr’s Geofences Could Change Photo Sharing
Posted By Sonya Donaldson On September 12, 2011 @ 12:24 pm In Apps,Blogging and Social Media,Innovation,Location-based services,Smartphones and PDAs | No Comments
In an era of always-on technology, it’s often easy to forget that we don’t necessarily want to (or should) share everything with everyone. This is particularly true with geo-location services. But Flickr ’s new feature, geofences, lets users adjust privacy settings for photos and on their geo-aware devices.
Geofences allows users to set a 250-meter radius surrounding a particular location (whether it’s home or office); they can then specify whether they want to share that location with everyone or just a certain group (family, for example). But what’s especially useful is that in the case of conflict—say you have different privacy settings between your device and geofence—Flickr will opt for the most restrictive settings.
As more and more users adopt smart phones and other geo-aware mobile devices—and as mobile photo-sharing has exploded with apps such as Instagram—it might be worth it to enact a little geo-privacy.
Read more at Mashable .
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