Tracking Your Steps

Friday, September 20, 2013


Last week the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project released a report stating that 74 percent of adult smart phone owners use their phones to get information based on their current location. As more websites and applications start picking up on this trend by launching mobile geo-navigation applications, Brooke talks to geographer Jim Thatcher about what data these apps are taking from our locations, and how is that data being used?

Night Thoughts - John Zorn


Jim Thatcher

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [1]

GhettoTracker is a joke. It's based on opinions and votes, not information. A useful site, instead, is
It's based on actual police reports and shows what type of crime has occurred in a specific neighborhood.

Sep. 21 2013 05:21 PM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.