Tweets With Location: Cool or Creepy?

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In an effort to compete in the location-based game, Twitter has added a new feature to its site with which users can add their location to their tweets. After turning the feature on, you can selectively add your location and let your followers know exactly where you are.

Right now, the location-based tweets are only offered to U.S. users. The feature can show your exact coordinates or just the place (like the neighborhood or town) you're in. But is this cool or creepy? On one hand, telling your friends where you are can be fun and help them find you, but if your friends can figure out where you're hanging out, unwanted friends or foes can as well.
If you decide to add the location feature, be careful about how much information you give in your tweets and make sure to be selective with which tweets show your location. For instance, you might not want to tweet the coordinates of your house, especially if your Twitter account is not protected. But if you're at the mall and want to see if your other friends are there too, adding your location can be pretty useful. The bottom line: tweet smart and you'll be A-OK.%Poll-42972%

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