Friday, April 01, 2011

Geolocater Add-On For Firefox Great For Facebook Pranks

In celebration of April Fools Day I give you the Geolocater Firefox Add-On, perfect for editing your default geolocation for check-ins to places like Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter or Gowalla thus allowing you to trick your friends into believing you are someplace you are not. Whats best is you don't have to know the latitude and longitude, simply use the search feature to find a point of reference you want and Geolocater will give you a handy little map to select your location. You can also pin-point specific addresses for specific sites and you can setup and save several locations.

For reference I wanted to check-in at Google's Mt. View headquarters. The address is 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043. I select create new geolocation and then I have two options. Either I can use the search bar or I can switch to select geolocation. Since I know my address and the exact spot I want it might be easier to select the location manually. I input my exact information and as you can see from the image below I get a complete map of the area. This will now be my pinpoint location when checking in from Firefox.

Now I can go over to and check-in from Google's headquarters even if I'm half a world away.

I've been messing around with my friends and family all day. I've checked-in from Vegas, Hawaii and Mexico and from several different sites from each.

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