Posting updates about your holiday on social media could leave you vulnerable to being burgled – and even worse, your insurer may not pay out if your things are stolen.
Data from ADT, the alarm and security systems provider, revealed that 78pc of burglars use Facebook and Twitter to target potential properties.
This is why I post any “on vacation” photos to restricted social media only (“friends” on FB or email, only). All other photos, such as to Flickr, are posted after I have returned from the trip.
Posting online photos can have propaganda effects in that many use such photos to bolster their image among their friends or peer group.