Sunday, September 10, 2017

Facebook Check-In

In your typical day when you visit your facebook timeline, do you see any check-ins from your friends on it ?
I do have some observations about them and probably some of my thoughts behind them,mostly sarcastic :)

  • When travelling outside India, its a must to check-in on Facebook. Else the airlines will never give you the boarding pass.
  • The check-in while travelling abroad should be at each of the transit airports. Else they can't use the washrooms in the transit airports, nor are they allowed to buy anything from the airport duty free shops
  • One of my friend in the US, checks-in almost twice to thrice a week, travelling within US. Its from Atlanta to Detroit or to New York or wherever. That's when I realised that in US it must be a mandatory to checkin first on facebook before you check-in at the airport counter.
  • Those who are abroad, say the US/UK kind of folks, will check-in when they visit a Temple. Probably the priest will give Prasadam  only for those who have checked-in.
  • You will not see any one in India doing a check-in into temples, unless if its a trek to a mountainous temple or visiting the temple has a historic reason rather than a religious angle to it.
  • If one visits a Five Star hotel looking beautiful photographically, then its kind of a must to check-in on  facebook. The taste of the food is immaterial. It should be visually appealing.
  • If you are travelling to Leh Ladakh , then its a sin not to to a check-in. The mandatory photo should be the Pangong lake preferably on your Enfield Bullet and a Nikon DSLR. 
  • One of the most important check-in especially for this year(2017) was to check-in before going to watch Bahubali 2 . Without the check-in the you wouldn't be allowed inside the theater at all.

The only real thing I see value in such check-in is marking yourself safe when there is some incident in your area or so. Your near and dear ones will know that things are fine. Else every time I see a check-in on facebook, I have to try real hard not to post any sarcastic comment on the same,