Why is Facebook’s “find nearby friends” generating so much skepticism when Google Plus has this feature?

DrSunil Vaswani April 18, 2013

Why is Facebook’s feature that locates nearby users of the service generating so much skepticism while Google Plus already has this feature? Is it pre-release confusion about privacy?

  1. DrSunil Vaswani
    April 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Even when Fb Places was released there was skepticism even about legality of place check in

  2. macwitty
    April 19, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Maybe is the group who have joined and use Google+ more open and use it in another way than facebook user do

  3. Chris Marcoe
    April 19, 2013 at 5:18 am

    I think you are exactly right. People are always seeing their privacy going away more and more. There was the same skepticism when Google put theirs out, too. I would be willing to bet that the uproar will die down after people start using it and then forget about it.

    • Justin Pot
      April 19, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      It's also notable that Google Plus isn't as big as Facebook, so people see using the service as optional. Many think of Facebook as mandatory at this point, and as such get more worked up about it.

    • Chris Marcoe
      April 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Very true.