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Have We Gone Overboard With Social Media 'Check-Ins'?

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IMDB has an updated iPhone app out today which is cool and fine, but one peculiar addition is the ability to "check-in" and share whatever movie or TV show you're watching. I mean, whatever, Foursquare and Facebook and Yelp were fine, but at what point does the whole check-in trend become overkill? Does every special interest site need a social networking aspect? Maybe it's just me, but this seems dumb. [TheNextWeb]

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ooliezool
Oolie zool

The entire social networking trend has gone overboard in my opinion. It's all just playing into this stupid notion that we humans have that our dumb lives are in some way, important and worth sharing and they're not. We need a meteor that's good for a solid 40% wipe to give us some fucking perspective...