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If you have been reading all the technology predictions for 2010, you may have noticed that location based services feature predominately. Online websites such as Foursquare
all have the ability to publically share and promote your current location.Geolocation
is the practice of determining the physical, real world location of a person, device, and address using digital information processed through the internet or other electronic means of communication.
Foursquare is like Twitter, but for locations. It is more of a game, and some people use it to obtain a high score and get badges (for checking in certain places). Just like every other social network, you build a friends list and when you decide to check-in (or publicly announce your location), it uses your phone's GPS to get your coordinates.
New mashup websites like Demand Spot
plot geotagged tweets using the Google Maps API. Geotagging
will open up a plethora of privacy and security implications
for the recruitment industry. We can now easily find, follow, track or stalk with the click of a button.
Article URL: http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au/Blog/geolocation-based-sourcing-or-stalking-a319.html
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