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Facebook Places is met with relatively little opposition from users

August 27, 2010 |  6:16 pm

Seems every time Facebook rolls out anything new, the Palo Alto company encounters resistance.

The launch of Facebook Places last week was no different, but the protests were quieter this time.

The reactions weren't nearly as negative as, say, Beacon -- the program that published what users were buying, which resulted in a $9.5-million settlement -- or News Feed, a page where users' activity on the site is organized.

The Places tool allows friends to declare their presence at restaurants, malls or parks using a smart phone. The Facebook iPhone app and mobile website lets users see at a glance where their buds are, as long as they're using the service.

Some have complained about a feature of Places that lets users tag friends, even if they're not present at a location.

But is it a major problem? And will Facebook's 500 million users take to it? Check out my review of Facebook Places.

-- Mark Milian