Facebook Pulls New 'find Friends Nearby' Feature

Over the weekend, Facebook added a stalkerish feature called "Find Friends Nearby" to its mobile website; on Monday, it was gone. "Find Friends Nearby" let users of iOS and Android devices locate BFFs — and perhaps nBFFs (never BFFS) —  who were within range.

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    The "Find Friends Nearby" feature was not accessible in a CNN test on Tuesday morning, and other media outlets, including CNET, reported that Facebook had pulled the service. In a statement e-mailed to CNN, a Facebook spokeswoman declined to elaborate.
    06/26/2012 - 11:12 am | View Link
  • Facebook releases then pulls 'Find Friends Nearby'
    Facebook recently rolled out a feature called "Find Friends Nearby," which allowed users on mobile devices to find other users in their immediate vicinity, before immediately un-rolling it. The feature was available for a brief time to mobile Facebook ...
    06/26/2012 - 10:17 am | View Link
  • Facebook Pulls Find Friends Nearby 'Test'
    killed the "Find Friends Nearby" feature only a day after it rolled out unannounced to some mobile users and under threat of a lawsuit from a company that claimed copyright infringement. [More from Mashable: ] , first called "Friendshake," was created in ...
    06/26/2012 - 5:17 am | View Link
  • Facebook pulls Find Friends Nearby GPS-locator feature
    It was kind of creepy, but it also had potential to be useful. But in the end it didn't matter because Facebook has pulled Find Friends Nearby as unceremoniously as it debuted it. After the feature was introduced to the world Sunday by one of the Facebook ...
    06/26/2012 - 4:04 am | View Link
  • Facebook launches Find Friends Nearby feature — Then pulls it
    Facebook launched a new location-based feature for mobile called “Friendshake", which helped a user find people in his vicinity, but pulled it hours after it went live. The new friend finder feature was briefly available through Facebook's mobile apps ...
    06/26/2012 - 3:17 am | View Link
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  • Facebook pulls location-tracking feature
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    06/26/2012 - 6:06 pm | View Website
  • Facebook Pulls Find Friends Nearby 'Test'
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    06/26/2012 - 12:16 pm | View Website
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