Keep quiet

By PoorAndabroke - 28/05/2022 22:00

Today, I learned that you shouldn’t announce on social media that you’re leaving on vacation for a week. Your house might get broken into, and all your electronics will be missing. They were kind enough to leave a note saying, “If you can afford a vacation, you can afford to replace all this shit. Have fun!” FML
I agree, your life sucks 448
You deserved it 1 404

Same thing different taste

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You have learned some important lessons at a cost - But not the highest cost you could pay: (1) Don’t tell people where you are at the time on social media - Just save the pictures for later posting. (2) Social Media “Friends” are not really your friends. Most of the non-friend “friends” who may see your post are harmless, but among that group someone may be a thief or worse. (3) Cut back on your social media “friends” to people you actually know and individuals that you can tell share your interests. Doing that will greatly reduce your exposure but still be careful. (4) Make sure you understand who can see your posts. Facebook, for example, lets you set posts as private or public. If it’s private then only your Facebook “friends” can see your posts. If it’s public “friends of friends” can see you post as soon as a friend “likes” or comments on your post.

Wait a couple of months, post again, stay home with a baseball bat.

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Now a lot of us learn the hard way that we should keep our plans hidden. You violated that basic principle but I don't believe you deserve it. That's like an individual saying, "I have a granite chin" and someone punches you believing you can afford to take a blow. It dosen't mean it should happen. Make a police report. I guarantee that someone who doesn't like you observed your social media and plotted against you. Do you have a list of people you don't like that may be aware of your whereabouts (such as your home)? Finally, practice being more discreet in the future. "Be extremely subtle even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate." - Sun Tzu, Art of War

You have learned some important lessons at a cost - But not the highest cost you could pay: (1) Don’t tell people where you are at the time on social media - Just save the pictures for later posting. (2) Social Media “Friends” are not really your friends. Most of the non-friend “friends” who may see your post are harmless, but among that group someone may be a thief or worse. (3) Cut back on your social media “friends” to people you actually know and individuals that you can tell share your interests. Doing that will greatly reduce your exposure but still be careful. (4) Make sure you understand who can see your posts. Facebook, for example, lets you set posts as private or public. If it’s private then only your Facebook “friends” can see your posts. If it’s public “friends of friends” can see you post as soon as a friend “likes” or comments on your post.

It was dumb to let the world know you'd be away from home for a week. I think advertising your vacation after you come home is shitty, too. Making other people envious is obnoxious.

That's the goal of social media, to reveal the inner obnoxiousness of people while making them think they are loved and appreciated. "Social media are my digital parents, appealing to the inner child. BUT THEY ARE NOT ABOVE ABUSING HIM." - Marc Maron

Not to be a dick here but this is like… one of the very first things you’re supposed to learn on the internet. I was taught this at age twelve, just under two decades ago. Anyone can get your address from picture metadata, and when you couple that with announcing your absence, of course you’re an easy target for getting broken into.

wysegirl 24

So how old are you?? because I learned that when MySpace was a thing... Also why would you announce to the world you are going on vacation? A few friends so that they know if you go missing sure but everyone?

Good news is you can narrow it down to one of your friends on facebook doing it. Likely it was someone local. someone who knows where you live or at least knows you personally

Wait a couple of months, post again, stay home with a baseball bat.

Jennij717 4

Vacation 101: Don't Advertise!!!