[caption id="attachment_43804" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="About 5 percent of U.S. web users have used a location-based online service."]About 5 percent of U.S. web users have used a location-based online service.[/caption]

Facebook’s opt-in feature that lets friends check each other’s locations could be useful for colleges and universities tracking the most popular campus destinations, but social media experts say students haven’t yet embraced geo-tagging in any form.

Facebook announced Aug. 18 that its 500 million members can now use the company’s Places application on their smart phones to tell friends...

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