I’ve uploaded a few more photos to my photo site. I’m backdating them and am nearly back up to date.
Let’s assume that Google is yet to perfect the indexing of photos intelligently: the photo above shows an iPhone user checking-in her location, Wimbledon’s Centre Court, on Facebook. It’s one of my more recent favourite photos. In addition to the aesthetics of the photo, I like how it records some of the technological and social media innovations of the last couple of years.
For the record, I’m not sure I’d ever use a feature such as Facebook’s check-in feature. Having said that, I have seen temptations such as 100 Yen discount for checking into Japanese restaurant. When the meal only costs between 500-700 Yen, that’s quite significant!
On another related note, in the last year or so Facebook really seems to be taking off in Japan. Previously, many of the Japanese user-base seemed to be those with an interest in English or those who lived abroad. Anyone have any theories as to what’s caused this shift?