People like to go places and check in on Facebook or Foursquare. It’s a way of making your life seem more interesting than it actually is. Nobody really cares that you’re getting a burger, but everyone will like it if you check in at In-N-Out. People like to check in places and tag friends almost as much as they like Instagramming their food. Someone will do the obligatory check in whenever there’s a small party or get together. Everybody will get tagged except for one person, and they will inevitably comment on the check in to let everyone else know that they were there too. Check ins can be useful. I’ve met up with friends because I’ve seen that they were in the neighborhood. Businesses and establishments like the free advertising. It’s also a great way to tell the Internet that you’re not home so they can totally ransack your house and kill your goldfish. I like to abuse the check in system and tag friends that I’m not with. It can cause chaos and friction when people think that Jon came to town and didn’t tell them personally or even try to hang out. Then they’ll think that Jon’s a jerk and get mad at him. And I just laugh and laugh and laugh some more.
Critically Rated at 11/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young