We recently suggested that while traveling during the holidays it’s best to keep your social media status updates discreet in terms of where you are going and for how long. Has anyone seen Home Alone!?
Well the rage in popularity of geo-locating social media networks has officially blown discretion out of the water. Some of us enjoy sharing where we are at all times with hopes we may cross paths with a friend or maybe we just enjoy the game of becoming “Mayor” of your favorite bar or unlocking badges for hip restaurants.
This sharing of your location away from home has given rise to the inevitable PleaseRobMe.com. The site can be taken as a semi-serious parody on what they deem as irresponsible behavior. If you actively use Foursquare, Gowalla or any other of the upcoming location-sharing networks, you’ve been warned.
Written by Timothy Dahl
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.