Southwest Airlines and Facebook Places – Make-A-Wish

According to TechCrunch.com’s Erick Schonfeld, “mobile check-in is not just a way to tell your friends where you are via Foursquare or Facebook Places, it is a marketing opportunity”. He goes on to say that Southwest Airlines Facebook placed and charitable giving are joining up to encourage people to check-in Southwest when you get to the airport.

The first thing I thought with this is as follows… What a fantastic way to advertise that you aren’t home for all of those nasty people that want to rob you… How irresponsible can you get? If I am completely honest this has made me angry…

The article goes onto say that the Southwest Airlines will make a donation of $1 in credited travel to the Make A Wish Foundation. So what do this charity do? Well they help children with bad diseases with the travelling side of things. Quite often if you have a severe disease you would need to travel to get the required expertise in medical attention. Head on over to TechCrunch.com to read the full article by clicking here.

See this is a difficult option, do you donate and tell people you aren’t home or help sick children or am I wrong? Let me know what you would do in the comments below.