The next Twitter scare

Now that the Daily Mail has latched on to Twitter, stand by for scare stories about how it is — like Google Streetview — the ‘burglar’s friend’. A starting point will be this AP story about an American couple who shared real-time details of a recent trip on Twitter. Their posts said, for example, they were “preparing to head out of town,” that they had “another 10 hours of driving ahead,” and that they “made it to Kansas City.”

While they were on the road, their home in Arizona was burgled. The chap has an online video business called with 2,000 followers on Twitter and he thinks his Twitter updates tipped the burglars off.

“My wife thinks it could be a random thing, but I just have my suspicions,” he said. “They didn’t take any of our normal consumer electronics.” They took his video editing equipment.

You have been warned!