Would You Please Rob Me?

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Would You Please Rob Me?

OMG, would you please rob me? For some reason, people love to flaunt their vacation photos, to each their own. But so many post them while they are still on vacation, and that might not be the smartest thing to do. The problem is that if you are on Facebook and publicly stating that you are on vacation.

In early 2010, Please Rob Me was stood up and they were on a mission to point out how people will put their vacation photos online effectively “listing all those empty homes out there” and streaming Twitter messages. In 2011, they changed their mission to “Raising awareness about over-sharing” and took the photo stream offline. They posted “We are satisfied with the attention we’ve gotten for an issue that we deeply care about.”, from that point on the site has been pretty static, but that doesn’t stop people from posting their vacation plans.

Please Rob Me
Couple Post Vacation Photos On Facebook
Couple Post Vacation Photos On Facebook
NH Burglary Ring Found Victims on Facebook
NH Burglary Ring Found Victims on Facebook
Thieves will find your address one minute after you update
Thieves will find your address one minute after you update

Alright, you got me those stories are all from 2010, it is eleven years later, and surely we have learned a lesson. Nope, I did a search on Facebook and in seconds found people posting their vacation photos in real-time and some are my good friends. Now most social media websites have tried to protect you as much as they can, they turned off EXIF (GEO tagging of photos) and probably a few other things, but that is about it.  But we are still posting our every movement, like going to the store, checking in at a location, and yes, uploading vacation photos.

Below are some things I found in a real quick search.

There is even a public group on Facebook that is dedicated to sharing your check-ins and it has over 11k members

Check In Location

And sure enough, people are sharing their check-ins

Checking in
Checking in
Checking in
Checking in

Some people are never going to learn.

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Welcome to the Average Joe Weekly blog. This is basically my place on the web where I can help spread some of the knowledge that I have accumulated over the years. I served 10+ years in the Marine Corps on Active Duty, but that was some 25 years ago.

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