Finally got around to reading a piece from last week on The Next Web by Lawrence Coburn. This quote stood out to me…
When location gets layered in, these bloated social graphs become problematic. Even if I’ve met you in real life, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I want you to know where I am.
Facebook’s graph was built to share photos and content. Foursquare’s graph was built, from the beginning, to share location.
Location is different.
I’ve written about this before, but as we hear more and more pundits talk about the good ‘ol FBook as the biggest threat to foursquare, I think this quote is the retort that I am most confident in.
foursquare has many many challenges ahead, but other large social graphs simply “turning on” location is not one of them, in my opinion.