Friday, March 5, 2010

The other side of social media

Facebook updates or twitter could be a gold mine for burglars, and web sites such as and focus on the fact that social media updates could be a to-do list for burglars and the same goes for geotagging.

As one victim, Israel Hyman, told USA Today:

"Most people wouldn't leave a recording on a home answering machine telling callers they're on vacation for a week, and most people wouldn't let mail or newspapers pile up while they were away. But users of social media think nothing of posting real-time vacation photos on Facebook showing themselves on beaches hundreds of miles from home, or sending out automatic e-mail messages that say, 'I'm out of the country for a week."o