What is Gowalla?
Gowalla is a primarily mobile web application that allows users to “check-in” to locations that they visit using their mobile device. A user’s check-ins are broadcast to other Gowalla users and via their Twitter and Facebook profiles.
While this program may have positive aspects like, finding recommendations or information about landmarks, restaurants, schools and more , the use of these applications poses risks to the user. NetSmartz411 encourages anyone using these programs to utilize privacy controls to ensure only people you know in real life see your check-ins.
What is Location-Based Social Networking?
What are the dangers of Location Based Social Networking?