So in the morning hours, e-mail notification was blinking. Usually I just read the subject line and mark it straight to trash or leave it for “time to read”-line up.
This so reminded me from reading an article “The beginning of the end for foursquare”
At first lines, it was still looking fine, new coming features, and more users registered. All so nice and even the birds were singing.
Then… just paste it straight from mail with just adding some underlines:
“We know that privacy policies can be dense, so we put together a high-level document that we think of as our “Privacy 101.” It describes, in an easy-to-read way, how we build privacy into our product. While it doesn’t replace the legal need for the complete description of our privacy practices (which you can read here), we hope it helps you better understand how we think about privacy. We’ve also added new explanations of how privacy works throughout the app in our FAQs, including our default privacy settings and how they can be adjusted.
In addition to creating and refining those documents, we want to point out two specific changes to our policy, both of which will go into effect on January 28, 2013.
1. We will now display your full name. Currently, Foursquare sometimes shows your full name and sometimes shows your first name and last initial (“John Smith” vs. “John S.”). For instance, if you search for a friend in Foursquare, we show their full name in the results, but when you click through to their profile page you don’t see their last name. In the original versions of Foursquare, these distinctions made sense. But we get emails every day saying that it’s now confusing. So, with this change, full names are going to be public. As always, you can alter your ‘full name’ on Foursquare at https://foursquare.com/settings.
2. A business on Foursquare will be able to see more of their recent customers. Currently, a business using Foursquare (like your corner coffee shop) can see the customers who have checked in in the last three hours (in addition to the most recent and their most loyal visitors). This is great for helping store owners identify their customers and give them more personal service or offers. But a lot of businesses only have time to log in at the end of the day to look at it. So, with this change, we’re going to be showing them more of those recent check-ins, instead of just three hours worth. As always, if you’d prefer not to permit businesses to see when you check into their locations going forward, you can uncheck the box under ‘Location Information’ at https://foursquare.com/settings/privacy.
Well la-di-fcking-daah, me and my over 4000 check-ins and over 30 badges will not hesitate to just leave Foursquare.
Just delete all info and application from phone and tablet, then with browser to delete account. Why?
This app was running for me as just competing with my friends, and sometimes share check-in with Twitter and Facebook, not to be treated as a customer for business. And I dont need to show my full name instead of “nick”, there it was said that they have had tons of e-mails where this was looked up for being confusing.
Execuse me, but growing field of users, this seems to be working, or am I missing something here…
I really enjoy my public privacy, dont want anyone to see where I am, or have been with my comments and tips. People who I want to show these, allready are my friends.
While deleting account, I got to check few times that I know what I’m doing, makes sense, but this last one gave me a smile:
So, it’s come down to this? You really want to delete your account? All those check-ins? All those tips? The badges! That cute little profile pic of yours? Gone! Forever! Really? Well, we understand… hope we can still be friends. And if we bump into each other at a party, it won’t be awkward, right? Okay, then…”
Yes 4Sq, we can be friends, if you buy me a beer when we hit together at the bar.