Just Because You Can, Should You: Display your public Latitude location on your Google Profile

This comes under the the category of: Just because you can, should you do it? Google’ Latitude service looks like it is descended from the pre-Twitter Dodgeball web service that let people broadcast their location and find other people nearby. Dodgeball was one of several properties Google bought but never made available. Latitude takes advantage of the GPS technology integrated into many phones and auto-broadcasts your location (with some granulatrity that you can control) and, in turn, see where people you know are too. Now, the Google Mobile Blog tells us you can…

Display your public Latitude location on your Google Profile

Google Profile also lets you decide who can see some aspects of your profile. Latitude already let you display your location on your website/blog. This new feature extends broadcasting this information to your Google Profile. I suppose the granularity of the broadcast permissions gives you some control. But, how many people know how to find and set these levels?