Facebook Wants to Workout With You
Rianna Babb | @HermioneTweeted Summer is just around the corner. Many of you are preparing to have a beach-ready body. Having a portable diary on a device that could help you track your activity would be helpful. The Apple Store has an app for that called “Moves."
Facebook recently bought "Moves," which is similar to Nike+ in that it tracks your walking, jogging, and running movements. Moves has a pedometer and can track your daily walk, jog, or bike ride on a map to review at a later time. Users are able to manually enter data and choose from 60+ types of activities being performed for better accuracy.
Facebook claims it needs to use the data it collects to perform technical maintenance and improve the customer experience with the app. Really, it’s about the word choice: “comingle” vs. “share.”
- Share = “it can't identify individual users, but rather receives a lump of faceless data that can be used to make the service work better for users,” according to TechTimes.com.
- Comingle = all user info goes to one place to identify the user and utilize info for tailored marketing.
So what do you think? Will you let Facebook become a part of your daily workout regime?