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Checking in?!

Oh please explain...what is with the checking in thing on Facebook or any of the other checker inner applications for phones?. Why would I want anyone to know where I am every hour of the day?.. "Tessa checked in at Fitness First"..Woop Dee Doo for you Tessa...go get sweaty, "Tessa checked in at Stockland, Balgowlah".. oh Tess whilst you are there could you grab me some nappies?....top this one.. "Tessa checked in at home"...Well done you found your way back... Ok so my day is a tad groundhogish and that is maybe why I don't check myself in BUT for the ones that frequent posh restaurants and go interesting places are they not just checking in to gloat?. I almost hid a friend as in the space of about a month they checked in at "Icebergs, Catalinas, LA, Versace Gold Coast, On the boat on the harbour, Sake and a few others"...my green eyed monster almost had me delete the friendship.

Am I being an arse?...I think I need to check in here....


13 comments

  1. Hi Tessa

    I just have to say ditto!

    I can't stand the thought of a global tracking device to tell the world where I currently am and what toilet I am visiting.
    What has happened to anonymity?
    but hey - give me that yacht deck and I might just give it a go :)

    have a lovely day

    x
    Loulou

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  2. Totes! I am really worried about how boasty our society has become. Look at me, look at me!!! Argh. That sort of superficial bollocks makes my head hurt and my heart... soggy. x

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  3. I totally agree...I also have a facebook friend that does this...bloody pretentious! Another opportunity for me to feel inadequate if I let it!

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  4. I do it occasionally, but not every time I go somewhere. If I'm out having coffee I sometimes do it, on the off chance that a friend might be close, see it and join me - and it has happened! I checked in at a cafe in a shopping centre and 10 minutes later got a call from a friend "I'm here too, can I join you!". Better than when I put a FB status saying I'm going to coffee at XYZ if anyone wants to meet me, and nobody responds so in shame of being loser with no friends I have to slink back and delete it.
    However, I agree about the overuse. Don't want to hear the fact that you're on a chairlift about to ski the alps etc, thank you very much.

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  5. I read an article in the Herald Sun that the motive behind 70% of check ins was to try to appear cooler to the checker-innerers friends :) Talk about needing validation! But I have to admit I do usually check in when Im at my local park with the boys incase some of my other friends are in the area with their kids.

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  6. You made me giggle with this post, I'm with you. BTW I love your blog design

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  7. Couldn't agree more! I'm possibly the last person on the planet who doesn't have FB! Abbey x

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  8. I really, really do agree on this with you! I was thinking about how many friends that I THOUGHT wouldn't have liked it for others to know where they are at all times. But yet they seem to offer up that information VOLUNTARILY. It's like they are crossing their own lines... When is it going to be enough for people? WHEN?

    (BTW: thank you so much for stopping by Moments of a Libra the other day, and for your sweet comment! What a lovely blog yours is - well written, subtle and very lovely. Thanks for sharing!)

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  9. This is hilarious and precisely why I don't have a Facebook account. :) I ony made a "dummy" twitter so I could get invited to Pinterest. That stuff is just too much. It seems like people let it rule their lives. Like they only do things so they can post it on Facebook or Tweet about it...ugh

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  10. Less is more rings so very true in this regard.

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  11. You re probably talking about iPhone, im so glad my Nokia doesnt bother me that way.
    I ve got friends who check into places all the time too. The only thing that I would be worried about if I was them is that when everybody knows where they live and when they are home or not, I feel like its very inviting fot burglars. You never know who friends of your friends are.

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  12. i am totally with you on that one! to much information for me! x

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  13. I couldn't give a toss to be honest - why can't people just live their lives and not need people to constantly approve of and admire them?. We've become such a needy, insecure society dominated by the need for celebrity and back-patting. Boring!

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