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Future Checkin is the future of Idiocy.

Techcrunch has a write-up of a new app called Future Checkin, which is an iPhone app that will let you check in to places in Foursquare automatically, without even having to do it yourself. They speak of convenience, but really, this is just an annoyance tool.

Lookit: I don’t want to know where you’ve checked in, or whether you’re the mayor of a Starbucks or your own fat ass. You check in way, way too often when you have to do it manually. Can imagine the horror of a world where these things happen automatically ALL THE TIME? Never mind the issues with people forgetting to turn off the app before becoming the Grand Rear Admiral of the Asses-Aflame Video store, think of Twitter: the service will be rendered completely useless! People rail against the idea of having goddamn ads in the timeline,  but that would be nothing compared to the millions of status updates every day by pompous, self-satisfied idiots who are quite sure that every single person who follows him on Twitter is stalker-level obsessed with them. (Here’s a hint for you: they aren’t!)

Now, sure, some of you — who are stupid — might say “But Walt, people can turn those notifications off!” and this is true. However, what you fail to consider, you clueless tit, is that the people who are going to run an app to let them check in constantly, automagically, are exactly the same people who want the Twitter notifications turned on. There’s no Venn Diagram to describe this group; it’s just a circle.

Shut up.

Categories: Idiots, Techcrunch
  1. Jack
    August 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Yeah, that is absurd. I like Foursquare enough, but I don’t publish checkins to twitter, and find it annoying when people do.

    I guess if you check in at somewhere really oodd or famous that would be different.

  2. December 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Fair enough, but just because someone is looking for a “check-in” software tool doesn’t mean they have to post it to their friends. I’m browsing for a convenient automatic journal tool – i should be able to look back and see “when” and “where” i was, for my own convenience. I expect this will be a growing and helpful utility available to consumers as the technology evolves further.

  1. August 3, 2010 at 2:54 pm

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