Last weekend I had a very interesting conversation about talking to strangers on the internet.
The 29 year old I met through a friend was telling me how terrified she felt to chat online. Since I talk to strangers daily over the Internet, I wondered why. As the conversation continued, she related that she thought the horror stories we hear about meeting complete strangers could be true in any scenario.
Even though we hear about people being robbed because they tweet their vacation plans, or because they check-in somewhere through Foursquare, I honestly don’t think anything of it when checking-in to places via social networking sites. So why does she?