Having a safe vacation with Social Media

It’s vacation season!  Hope you are having fun with your family out in the sun.  But remember to play it safe.  Lock up your house before you leave, and stop the mail and newspaper from being delivered and piling up.  Pretty standard, second nature things.  But also think about Social Media.  Posting that you are on vacation or out of town for an extended period of time on Facebook or Twitter broadcasts that your home is unattended.

Ars Technica has a story about a a couple in South Carolina who used Facebook vacation photos to determine when friends and acquaintances were out of town and took that opportunity to break in and rob the house.

Post your pictures and status updates after you get back.

Read the article at Ars Technica.