Wednesday, October 3, 2012

NASA's Mars rover checks in on Foursquare

Clearly au fait with all the latest technology for the advanced human, the Curiosity rover takes the first step to becoming the Mayor of Mars.

The proud Foursquare announcement.
(Credit: Foursquare screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET ) 
CNET - I know that some people adore Foursquare.

They have a dominant need to become the mayor of their local laundromat and fishmonger.

However, others feel safer when others don't know where they are. Indeed, last night I saw several attendees of Oracle OpenWorld wandering around a part of San Francisco's North Beach and entering places from which I feel confident they would not have checked-in.

NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has no fears however.

It is unconcerned about broadcasting its precise whereabouts. It has no worries that by doing so it might be vulnerable to a Mars attack.