iOS 5: Find my Friends.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mncmoore, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. mncmoore macrumors regular

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    What do you guys think if apple puts that into iOS 5? Think apple can take on Facebook?
     
  2. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I haven't used Facebook and don't know what that is. But if it is what I think it is I would like to be able to see my wife's location without logging into Find My iPhone. As an old coot I don't have any friends that I care about where they are (not condemning the service or your question, just not something I need).
     
  3. macingman macrumors 68020

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    :eek:
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Exactly and if this feature works the way it has been described, its borderline creepy.

    I remember when I used to have Facebook, I always got a notification whenever someone (from my friends list) checked in within like a mile radius from me, I never cared and was one of the reasons I chose to delete my account (I don't need to know where you are and you don't need to know where I'm at).
     
  5. PNutts macrumors 601

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    lol - I meant the Find my Friends feature, not Facebook. :eek:
     
  6. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Oh, I also was under the impression that you didn't know what Facebook was. Glad you cleared that up :D
     
  7. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    I once was going to sign up for facebook, but then I read the TOS. I laughed and closed my browser.
    As for finding my friends, I don't need an app to do that. I just click on a button. When they say "hello" I merely reply "Where are you?" and thus I know where they're at. :D
     
  8. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    I really want to know what Find My Friends will end up being. Will it be another way to stalk people?

    "Hey Emily, how come you're at Derek's? I thought you wanted to go out with me!"

    "Um.. how did you know I was here? and Derek is my brother!"
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I'm going to assume its Apple's version of facebook and foursquare's "Check-In."

    It would be an Opt-in feature. I Check-in to a nearby restaurant and if any of my friends are near me they will be able to see this.
     
  10. shandyman Suspended

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    Wow you deleted your account just cos of those notifications? You realise you could just turn that feature off?!
     
  11. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    He clearly said one of the reasons, meaning there were other reasons.
     
  12. saving107, Sep 10, 2011
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    saving107 macrumors 603

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    Yes, several reasons.

    But mainly because I prefer to do Social Networking in the real world rather than through my keyboard (though this forum is my exception).

    For many people (750 million apparently) Facebook is a useful tool in which to communicate and share, but for me I see my family and friends on an almost daily basis (then theirs phone call, texting and FaceTime), so for me facebook was not a useful or necessary tool.

    Lame and vague statuses, people overly sharing, people thinking its ok to mis-spell and randomly capitalize letters in a sentence, friend request from friends of a friend that I met 6 months ago (once) all didn't help warrant the use of Facebook.
     
  13. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    I think that, much like Facebook, I want nothing to do with it. I honestly don't get the obsession with all this privacy invading geolocation crap.
     
  14. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I know what you mean. I only use Facebook to keep in touch with friends overseas who I would otherwise be pretty much cut off from. I love Facebook but it's gotten too cluttered with crap.
     
  15. shandyman, Sep 10, 2011
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    fair enough, i was half awake and missed out that bit.


    the lame and vague statuses is down to your choice in friends. i only have people on my friends list who i really talk to and i don't get any of the crap. my profile is set to private so no1 can randomly add me. there's enough customisable settings to avoid the rubbish. I have quite a few close friends that are all over the country and some abroad and Facebook is great for keeping in touch. My mates travelling upload all their pics, so i can see all that. can just drop into a convo with them, as it's significantly cheaper than texting someone in another country and there's the video cha built in now which is another plus for me. I don't get any 'lame and vague' statuses as my real friends aren't annoying immature randoms i randomly accepted.....
     
  16. macingman macrumors 68020

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    For people around my age group Facebook is just a bit of fun. And your coolness rating can go through the roof if you check in at a good music festival (DEFQON 1 next week :D:D:D:D)
     

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