The app then told me where Zoe had last been seen (The Independent) and when (15 minutes ago).
Girls Around Me is a standard geolocation based maps app, similar to any other app that attempts to alert you to things of interest in your immediate vicinity: whether it be parties, clubs, deals, or what have you. Click on that, and you can see pictures of all the girls who are at that location at any given time. The settings determining how visible your Facebook and Foursquare data is are complicated, and tend to be meaningless to people who don’t really understand issues about privacy,” I explained.
When you load it up, the first thing Girls Around Me does is figure out where you are and load up a Google Map centered around your location. The pictures you are seeing are their social network profile pictures.” “Okay, so they that their data can be used like this for anyone to see? “Most privacy settings on social networks default to share everything with everyone, and since most people never change those…
That made Girls Around Me a funny curio, a titillating novelty app, the kind of thing you pulled out with your buddies at the bar to laugh about…
and maybe secretly wish had been around when you were younger and single and trying to pull some action.
“It’s not, really, that we’re all horrified by what this app them be without their knowledge.” But I didn’t have an easy answer ready for my friend’s last question. Part of it was because, like many tech professionals, I had taken for granted that people understood that their Facebook profiles and Foursquare data were publicly visible unless they explicitly said otherwise…
I’d been playing with the app for almost two months. and like my beardo Diaspora friend, I secretly believed that people who were exposed this way on the Internet without their knowledge were foolish.
Helping women find their confidence to take on the world.
Power: By buttoning up, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, left, was suppressing her femininity fearing it was a weakness and the diminutive Kim Kardashian, right, wears her trademark high heels Women who button up their clothes are actually telling their boss that ‘femininity means weakness, not power’, while high heels can make women appear less intelligent but also inspire confidence by making the wearer as tall as their male colleagues.
And if I’d written a post about it a month ago, it would have probably been from that angle.
The headline might well have been: “No More Sausage Fests With Girls Around Me [Humor]” It was in just this spirit that I’d shown off the app to my friends in the first place.
But now, as six intelligent, sophisticated friends from a variety of backgrounds surrounded me — some looking sick, some looking angry, and some with genuine fear in their faces — I didn’t think Girls Around Me was so funny.