Ad agency, Redpepper is testing out a facial recognition Facebook check-in system a a few businesses in Nashville. It’s really cool but also creepy at the same time. After being recognized at a supporting business you will receive the deal via text message as well as being checked into the location on your timeline. I have wanted a proximity check-in system for Foursquare for a while now.
So how does it work? You first need to authorize the app on Facebook and select yourself in your pictures so it can build your profile. After that it’s as simple as going to a business that has Facedeals. Take a look at the video below.
My first thought is, awesome. It’s like Minority Report in a way. Then you start thinking about privacy, now you are being tracked anywhere you go that has this. Oh you were working late tonight huh? Then why did you check-in to the pub down the street? Also, what about someone that looks like you and it’s a false identification? Or what if someone prints out a picture of you and then the camera checks you in and your not really there.
What do you guys think?