Why Facebook Places is a bad thing?

Facebook places is another geo-location service, now provided by Facebook. Now combine these two things: 1) Most crime is committed by people you know. 2) Now your friends know when you’re not at home and where you are. I don’t think I will ever understand why people want to broadcast their location to the world. Maybe I’m getting old…

Actually… This post is not so much an article about Facebook Places as it is about curiosity, or rather a curiosity gap. You see whether you like it or not, the title of this post alone created a gap in knowledge between what you knew and what you didn’t. This article is just a small experiment to combine this fact, with a Google trend reporting “Facebook places” in the top 2 of search results…

You can read more about the curiosity gap here and find out about the dirtiest hotels of 2009.