Ignore the Dodgeball-to-Brightkite migration hint I posted the other day about checkin notifications. I said to go into your Notifications settings and say “Friends Only” and make the area really, really wide.
It turns out that there is a better way. Go to your list of friends and find the friends you’d like to be kept aware of. Click on “Edit friendship” and a whole slew of detailed options comes up. Click the “SMS” checkbox next to “Checkins” and you’ll be informed of their checkins, no matter where in town that person is. Now might be a good time to revert the change I suggested in that previous post.
Also: my three invite slots have filled again. Let me know if you’d like one.