I know some of you are creeped out by geo-location programs like FourSquare and Gowalla. But will there be a FourSquare killer? I’m gonna to go with no. Now, I’m not an expert on the “Craigslist Killer,” but if I remember, it was a random kind of thing.
Just because you Check-in at Pizza Rustica doesn’t mean you’re going to get offed at Pizza Rustica. I don’t think the chances of you being taken out or attacked are any different than in the gen pop (you liked gen pop, I know).
And there are some who have said, “I’m only going to let my friends know where I am.” That would fall into the bad idea category.
According to the National Institute of Justice, “About 85 to 90 percent of sexual assaults reported by college women are perpetrated by someone known to the victim; about half occur on a date.” I would imagine the numbers are close if you’re out of college…
According to Clint Van Sant, a former FBI profiler and current MSNBC analyst, “…then they silently wait until their intended victim is alone.” So if you’re “checking in”, check in with “three others”. Please take a page from the Natalee Holloway tragedy and “never leave your wingman.”
Or you can Google a great article I found: “How to fight and not get your ass kicked”. I don’t know how to insert links yet. Deal with it.
If you are concerned, pack heat. If you are really concerned, get off the internet. For 39.95, anyone can go on U.S. Search.com and find out anything they want about you. But if you look today, take 15 percent off.
Please stay safe. ~Mike