Skip Nav
Photography
This Depressing Photo Captures What's Wrong With Weddings These Days
Geek Culture
Stop What You're Doing — NASA Just Released a New Pic of Jupiter!
Facebook
How a Mom's Facebook Post Ruined a Man's Reputation For Life

Google Latitude Can Be Shared With Non Latitude Friends

Do You Like Locater Services Like Latitude and Loopt?

Google Latitude is cool — you can see where someone is at any given moment (as long as the phone running it is on, that is) but it also completely weirds me out.

I don't mind that my boyfriend knows where I am at all times with Latitude (which can be shared as the exact location or just the city), but it's weird. So weird that I'm cool with having it installed, but I refuse to check out where he is (unless there's an emergency). It makes me feel like a stalker. A connected stalker, but still.

The app Loopt sort of does the same thing — keeps location tabs on your friends and lets you know when they're nearby — awesome if you want to run into someone, awful if you're trying to avoid them.

The Google blog announced today that Latitude can also be shared with your non Latitude friends in a variety of ways, so yaaaay. . . or nay?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Twisted-Elegance Twisted-Elegance 7 years
i agree. for a while i was the only one on loopt so i deleted it and after that people asked me if i had it.. just my luck lol
Sofia-Soubrette Sofia-Soubrette 7 years
The problem I had with these programs are getting other people to buy into them. They're no good if none of your friends play along :)
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
I think this is kind of creepy but also a good thing, maybe. I work as a floating support worker and so my location could be useful for some people to know. On the other hand it would grossly break confidentiality! I don't have a phone that can do this yet so I'm safe for the time being.
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
I think this is kind of creepy but also a good thing, maybe. I work as a floating support worker and so my location could be useful for some people to know. On the other hand it would grossly break confidentiality!I don't have a phone that can do this yet so I'm safe for the time being.
2015 Year-End Roundup: On the Cusp of a Tipping Point
Couple Claims Largest Powerball Prize
Google Latitude Adds Deals in App
Would You Rather Valentine's Fitness Poll
Loopt and Facebook Places Update
Google Latitude Updates For Android
School Controversy Over Project With Photo of Stillborn Baby

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
X