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The pressure has been building. Seven months after committing to doing one post per day, I am starting to run into some situations where I would like go ahead and post something new even though I have older posts already written. So, I may be doing doubles occasionally. Sorry, Mom.
Jermey Toeman is afraid that “Lifecasting may well lead us to Crime 2.0,” but I think he is missing something here.
Telling someone where your car is doesn’t do a criminal any good unless you also tell them where you hid your keys. There are hundreds of cars at SFO. A criminal is not going to care whose car is whose. Well… I guess if they were planning an assassination it might matter, but I do not think Vidler is that desperate yet.
As far as announcing that you are not home, it is easier for a criminal to just case the neighborhood. The people who would benefit most from this info would be neighborhood watch. If neighbors followed each other online, they would not only know which houses should not have lights coming on, they would also have an easy way to contact each other in case of suspicious activity.
So actually, I think this could lead to a rebirth of the local community where everybody knows everybody on the whole street and we actually watch out for each other. Neighborhood 2.0