If you’re a cause marketer or fundraiser that’s been waiting to check-in to location-based services, now may be the time as the biggest and most popular social networking site, Facebook, has just rolled out Places.
All you need to get started with Places is a Facebook account, which like 500,000 million people out there you probably already have, and an iPhone.
I like Aaron Strout’s point that Place was made for the masses, not the early-adopter geeks who jumped on to Foursquare, Gowally and Whrrl. So it’s very easy to use.
However, there are some things you should know.
Watch this video from Facebook. “Why Check-in”
Safety-first. Do you want the whole world to know where you are? It’s a good question because on Facebook there is no opt-in to Places. All your “friends” will know where you are, unless you tell Facebook otherwise.