My wife sent me a link to an article and video (posted below) she found the other day with a short note that said, “Please be careful.”
The caution refers to my avid use of the usual social networks: Twitter, Facebook and my recent new interest, Foursquare (thanks Jeff Hamilton!). Over the past couple of years even my mom has spoken up on the topic of making people aware of where you are; which ultimately reveals where you aren’t.
To be honest, I am totally on the fence around this topic. Sure, I think that it could be stupid, but my logic says that so is riding in a car or flying in an airplane. The odds that a tweet or Foursquare check-in having negative consequences could be the same. Or are they?
Now, the real issue isn’t about what’s likely to happen, or not. It’s really about how it makes my wife feel. She hasn’t told me to stop, but I am well aware that there is a thread of concern that that she feels that my activities could have consequences. Noted. Very well noted.