Please Rob Me (dot com)

by jim on February 17th, 2010

There’s a funny little site called Please Rob Me that scans the stream of Twitter updates for people checking into various places on Foursquare. When you check into a place on Foursquare, you aren’t home… so presumably a thief could rob you! While created in jest, it underscores an important point a lot of people miss: when you share so much information with the world, there are bound to be consequences.

While I have yet to see a news story about someone’s home being burglarized because a thief saw them check into a bar down the street, you know it will happen one day.

Be smart.

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