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Does Foursquare Make You Worried About Home Safety?

Do Location-Based Apps Make You Worry About Home Security?

Earlier this week, I wrote about a prediction that homeowners' insurance rates might rise because of location-based services like Foursquare, Loopt, and even Twitter. In brief, some are worried that check-ins and posts about your whereabouts (i.e., not at home) might entice would-be burglars who know your house is empty.

To be honest, I'm not too concerned about this, though maybe I should be. I'm not a compulsive Foursquare user, but I do use the service from time to time. What about you? Do you worry about your home's safety because of your social media activity?

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karyney karyney 7 years
I use foursquare and twitter but I'm not concerned because there is almost always someone home at my house (my retired aunt). I don't "check in" at home on foursquare and I certainly don't have my home address posted on my twitter. I don't even like to say what city I actually live in, I usually say the nearest big city (Chicago).
midori0e midori0e 7 years
I really am weary of location track-ware, but its necessary for the sake of safety when you get lost somewhere unfamiliar.
franciepants franciepants 7 years
I'm not necessarily concerned because I follow (my) rules for Social Media, which, although I am a frequent FourSquare user, Yelper, Flickr member, and Geo-tagger....I still shy away from revealing where I actually live.
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