A new website has been launched to emphasize the dangers of exposing too much personal information on social networking sites when you are out and about. The site consists of Tweets that have been pushed through the fast growing location based networking site Foursquare.
Basically telling everyone via the Internet when you leave your home. eg. left home and checked in 4 minutes ago:
The goal of this website is to raise some awareness on this issue and have people think about how they use services like Foursquare, Brightkite, Google Buzz etc. Because all this site is, is a dressed up Twitter search page. Everybody can get this information.
Foursquare allows people to “check-in”, which is a way of telling them your whereabouts. When you check-in someplace, they will tell your friends where they can find you and recommend places to go & things to do nearby.
Their intention has never been to have peoples homes burgled or condone burglary but if it makes a few people think twice about what the posting on Twitter and social networking sites it has to be good. As they say all this information is in the public domain already.
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