First, there was Friendster, then came along MySpace, and Tagged. Numerous online social networking media were born afterwards. Then, alas, Facebook emerged and suddenly, everyone seemed to spend less and less time outdoors. Undeniably, Facebook was a phenomenon and made great impact on the lives of billions of people. Diehards lived for Facebook – logging in, posting a status, uploading photos, chatting – everything was all about Facebook. Can you imagine how fast the number of users grew ever since its inception in 2004? It was unbelievably fast – so fast that even the bullet trains in Japan could not catch up.
However, all things have their end and Facebook, as good as it may seem to most people, is on a rapid decline. One reason is the fact that there are so many fake profiles in the site. Everyone is at risk of being a victim of identity theft. You post your home address, your phone number, and your full name – voila! The criminals will suddenly become you. Believe it or not, they use such information for the “greater good” – you guessed it right, for their own sakes.
If you are unfortunate enough to become a target of these creatures, your insurance policy might be in danger. Do not be surprised if your insurance company suddenly increases your policy’s price because you are viewed as a high risk customer. Burglars are so sophisticated nowadays that they take advantage of technology. For instance, they use Google Earth alongside Facebook to design their crimes with military precision.
As you can see, this is not just about identity theft, but also real, physical theft where your home could be the next focus. You think people will envy you when you post that you will leave for vacation at the Bahamas. Wait till you get back home and see what the burglars have done to your place.
Although there are still many Facebook fanatics these days, many say it has become boring. If you are going to post your complete details on this site or brag about your next trip, you might as well quit Facebook today.