(Closed) Am I being crazy? Facebook question

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 4
31 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

ya that is not cool. just let everyone know when you will be out of town and for how long. primo time to break into your place!!!

Post # 5
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I definitely think it’s worth mentioning to her. I would not approach it in an accusatory manner but let her know it bothers you. Some people honestly just don’t think about how public Facebook is and how it can be dangerous to give so many details.

Post # 6
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

no, that would bother me too! you see it on the news all the time, how a friend of a friend knew ppl were out of town so they robbed the house…. i’ve gone as far as to set the “home” on my GPS to the church up the street.

Post # 8
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

From someone who is very open on FB (which is blocked to anyone I don’t know), I have to agree that you should say something.  Maybe just nicely say ‘I know this sounds paranoid, but can you take that post down about our vacation?  I feel weird knowing that strangers know my house will be empty.’  And, maybe have someone (a close friend or relative) check on your place periodically while you’re gone just to be extra safe. 

I posted about my vacation on FB because I was excited, but I also had my 2 best friends staying there while I was gone…one is a scary looking dude covered in tattoos with a motorcycle and big muscles, otherwise I probably would have been nervous too. 

Post # 9
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would be pissed.

Post # 11
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would tell her its for security reasons. You don’t want people knowing when you won’t be home for an extended period of time.

Post # 12
2759 posts
Sugar bee

1,700 friends? Who on earth needs 1,700 “friends”??? I have just over 200, and I’m considering deleting about half of those since many are leftovers from college classes who I’ll almost definitely never speak to again o_O

I would absolutely say something to her about it. People really don’t seem to understand that you need to be just as careful on social media as you are IRL. Posting specifics about your life is just leaving the door WIDE open for people to mess with you, ESPECIALLY if you have lax privacy settings. Oy.

Post # 15
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I wouldn’t like it either. You can (nicely) ask her to remove it, and maybe just post something about vacation when you get back. But in the end, it’s her Facebook and her choice, unfortunately.

Post # 16
14496 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My paranoia would say that I wouldn’t want that info out there.  But if you look at it from the other side, her friends, and friends friends, and whoever, most of them have no idea who you are, where you live, or even paid enough attention to the post to remember that you will be out of town so I think while it may give a little uneasy feeling, the place house is probably still just as safe as it is any other day.

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