I’m sure it happens – I’m also sure some people, like my family, have nice little surprises waiting. My wife and I just returned from a 4 day trip to a speaking engagement at an RE event and to do some training and interaction with our new branch in the same city. I really never had a concern.
The fact is if people want in they are getting in and they don’t need Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or any other social media to make it easy. Obviously the scum knew these people and were engaged with them – not perfect strangers. How hard is it for people you are engaged with to find out when you’re not at home?
People said it would happen with Foursquare, it may have already happened with Twitter, and now the trend has continued on Facebook: Burglars in Nashua, New Hampshire looked at updates from Facebook to figure out when one target wasn’t at home.
Police caught three young men who had used “social networking sites like Facebook to identify victims who posted online that they would not be home at a certain time,” according to local news station WMUR 9.