These days, just about everything makes it to social media. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes sharing too much can lead to disasters that could have, otherwise, been prevented.
Think Before You Post
A lot of people, mostly those who have gone on vacation overshared on social media and have put their homes and their lives in jeopardy.
That’s why it is so important to refrain from sharing too much information on social media. Not only will you prevent these incidents from occurring, but you will also keep your privacy intact.
To help you see just how much harm oversharing on social media can do, here are a few things you should never share about your vacation on social media:
Avoid Sharing Your Plans
Your boss just approved your extended leave from work, and you just booked window seats to a flight going to your most awaited vacation. You’re so excited that you share it on social media: “Going to my dream vacation in a few weeks!” together with a picture of your tickets, and a bunch of emojis people don’t care about.
To you, it’s just showing off. But for potential criminals, it is a welcome sign. Because of the flight details on your tickets, they will know exactly when you will be gone, and they can plan to break into your house
Real-time Vacation Photos
Since the era of smartphones began, taking photos of your vacation has become easier than ever before. There’s nothing wrong with snapping a few pics of your meals, the place where you’re at and maybe a selfie or two.
But refrain from posting it in real time. Doing so can result in would-be robbers figuring out where you are and how far you are from home. You may not have posted details about your plans, but posting about it is just as bad.
Your companion’s information
Posting about your activities is one thing, but exposing your friends is another. In line with posting about your activities, you might get excited about posting it and tagging your mates onto the post to show the world just how much fun you are all having.
Some people do not feel comfortable about being tagged in vacation photos as they feel it intrudes on their privacy. So, it is best to ask first before you post and tag them. And if you’re on the receiving end, feel free to untag yourself or set your social media settings so that it doesn’t appear on your timeline.
About the conditions at your house
Don’t let people know that someone is house-sitting. Not only will you be putting your home in danger, but you are also putting that person’s life in danger. Make it a point to avoid making any hints that someone is currently coming over to your house to feed your pets and water your plants.
People don’t need to know that much information, and you are better off in the long run in not having said anything even to hint that.
In fact, if you want to enjoy your vacation thoroughly, you should consider avoiding social media altogether. It keeps the phone out of your hands, except to snap a few pictures, and it lets you maximise the time you are spending with the people who matter most to you.
And speaking of keeping your house and property safe, consider leaving your car at Alpha Airport Parking on your next trip so you can be sure that it stays safe as you board your plane and fly away to your next great adventure.