Saturday, January 5, 2013

Term Of The Month: "Geotagging"

Commonly used via social media applications such as Twitter, Facebook etc.

Geotagging, in general, means geographical identification has been added to various media you may have created, such as a geotagged photographs, videos, websites, SMS messages, QR Codes, or RSS feeds, just to name a few.  

Look at a recent Facebook post you made. Was your location included with it, such as shown in this example?

That is one type of geotagging.

Simply by posting a photo of a meal you have just been served or the great trick your kid performed on the playground, you are potentially broadcasting your whereabouts.

This can be very dangerous if you think someone is stalking you, so consider disabling your smartphone's and/or mobile device's GPS embedding feature.

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