Foursquare might be the kind of locational social networking, but is it breaking up couples? Probably not! Find My Friends, on the other hand, allegedly pinpointed one man's unfaithful spouse, caught in her sordid Google Maps lie. Here's the future!
MAJOR INTERNET CAVEAT: MacRumor forums member Thomas Metz might be making all of this up. But this is his story:
I got my wife a new 4s and loaded up find my friends without her knowing. She told me she was at her friends house in the east village. I've had suspicions about her meeting this guy who live uptown. Lo and behold, Find my Friends has her right there.
I just texted her asking where she was and the dumb b!otch said she was on 10th Street!! Thank you Apple, thank you App Store, thank you all. These beautiful treasure trove of screen shots going to play well when I meet her a$$ at the lawyer's office in a few weeks.
thankfully, she's the rich one.
Up top, the ostensible screenshot evidence. But is it evidence? No.
I spoke to New York divorce lawyer David Centeno, Esq., who said Thomas Metz is going to need more than iOS 5 if he wants to bust his wife in court. Simply using an app to show she wasn't where she claimed to be "Wouldn't prove adultery." It proves she's a liar, at worst. But that's not grounds for a divorce. "If he was going to say 'Oh, well my wife wasn't where she said she was'," a divorce court wouldn't even admit it as evidence. So he's SOL with FMF. Still, all legal wrangling aside, this is one relationship down the crapper. And with apps like Find My Friends hitting the mainstream, both the paranoid and lecherous will find themselves with serious romance problems, more conveniently than ever. [MacRumors via SFGate]