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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby travtufts » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:30 pm

OldGnome wrote:
travtufts wrote:True, Facebook allows you to group people into various lists and apply custom privacy settings to those lists. But I don't believe Waze allows you the same benefit when in the app. That is, I can control when Waze posts on Facebook and to whom, but I can't control other "friends" that are Wazers seeing me while in the app. I'd be very happy if this wasn't the case, but as far as I can tell, it is.

Facebook allows you to restrict posts from an application to a custom group. Or at least, it seems/claims to. I have not tested it.


Yes, that is absolutely right, but that's within the Facebook ecosystem. What Waze does not do is allow you to select individual Facebook "friends" to see where you are on Waze. As it stands now, if you are "friends" with someone on Facebook who is also a Wazer, then they can see where you are when you open the app on your phone. We need an option to choose who sees that information in Waze, just like we can choose who can see what Waze posts on Facebook.

I understand Waze probably isn't eager to create their own mini social network, but it shouldn't be hard to use a Wazer's nickname to add them as a friend, vs the Facebook method.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby OldGnome » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:26 pm

travtufts wrote:True, Facebook allows you to group people into various lists and apply custom privacy settings to those lists. But I don't believe Waze allows you the same benefit when in the app. That is, I can control when Waze posts on Facebook and to whom, but I can't control other "friends" that are Wazers seeing me while in the app. I'd be very happy if this wasn't the case, but as far as I can tell, it is.

Facebook allows you to restrict posts from an application to a custom group. Or at least, it seems/claims to. I have not tested it.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby travtufts » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:03 pm

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travtufts wrote:Another vote for friends without using facebook. Or at the very least, the ability to use Facebook with "custom" groups of friends. I don't need every whatshisname knowing where I'm driving -- just a few select family members and friends at most.

There is a pretty granular level of control you can establish with Facebook - that is, who can see what. You can create custom lists there.

On the other hand, if you have 10,000 "friends" on Facebook....


True, Facebook allows you to group people into various lists and apply custom privacy settings to those lists. But I don't believe Waze allows you the same benefit when in the app. That is, I can control when Waze posts on Facebook and to whom, but I can't control other "friends" that are Wazers seeing me while in the app. I'd be very happy if this wasn't the case, but as far as I can tell, it is.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby cherianchris » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:53 am

I use Waze on my Motorcycle with Bluetooth Earphones in my Helmet. And I don't try to look at the screen when moving.

Waze employs a time delay, so it would be practically impossible for you to locate your missing rider if he strays too far from the pack. More advisable to use Short Wave Radio for Group Motorcycling.




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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby RetiredGuyNOTL » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:22 am

My friends and I keep track of our live locations on Google maps using their Latitude program. It's free and seems to work fine for us so far. It has been particularly helpful to us (as a group) when we are out on our motorcycles. Allows us to either meetup easier, or re-find each other if we get separated. You can see your friends on the map, click on them, and get specific directions to them.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby OldGnome » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:25 pm

travtufts wrote:Another vote for friends without using facebook. Or at the very least, the ability to use Facebook with "custom" groups of friends. I don't need every whatshisname knowing where I'm driving -- just a few select family members and friends at most.

There is a pretty granular level of control you can establish with Facebook - that is, who can see what. You can create custom lists there.

On the other hand, if you have 10,000 "friends" on Facebook....
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby travtufts » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:07 pm

Another vote for friends without using facebook. Or at the very least, the ability to use Facebook with "custom" groups of friends. I don't need every whatshisname knowing where I'm driving -- just a few select family members and friends at most.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby cameraguy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:30 am

I vote for this too!
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby OldGnome » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:22 pm

majic12 wrote:...its actually comical that a system like waze is incapable of forging ahead without facebook.

You mean instead of building their own social network infrastructure? I would much rather the app remain focused on driving than social networking.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby majic12 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:11 pm

can we please not become slaves to facebook... I really could use the option to use waze with friends and business people i know without having to "facebook" them...its actually comical that a system like waze is incapable of forging ahead without facebook.
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