Stalking using FourSquare was inevitable with its rise in popularity in social networking. I’m not condoning stalking, but anyone who has half a brain can see the negative possibilities of using such services.

Some people realize the dangers of it and some don’t. Only when someone’s safety is jeopardized do people start to listen and think about the consequences.

The privacy and safety of users must be the primary objective of any service that offers social networking capabilities. We’ve all seen the backlash that Facebook has faced after it chose the opt-in strategy regarding its users and their personal, private data.