Obviously, what happens on Twitter can have a far reaching impact. Potentially damaging more than reputation, though, social media may be a threat to your personal safety…
Pillaging your privacy
A friend of mine recently tweeted about a killer new computer system they purchased. Later, they went on to tweet how they were traveling to Disneyland for vacation.
Connecting the dots? Nice new computer system in a now empty house, ripe for the pillaging. Add the fact that their residence is available for anyone capable of running whois on their domain name and it becomes pretty easy to be a cyber-stalking thief.
How about an agent tweeting about how slow and empty an open house has been?
Okay, these thoughts may be a bit extreme but with everyone in a rush to stream their personal details we’re giving something up and at the same time, potentially setting ourselves up.
What’s the tradeoff? Is the gain of being social more than the loss of privacy and security?
Just some thoughts. I’d love to hear yours…