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Social Network Detective

My relentless pursuit of the guy who robbed me. “A thief broke into my car. I used Craigslist, a dating site, MySpace and a fast food joint to track him down.”

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My friend Xopher, who you met in Montreal (Jazz Chris), tracked his wife’s stolen iPhone in a similar clever way. Involved the thief sending geo-tagged photos of his family to other family members and more. 🙂

Matt, that was a great story to share, thanks.Transparency is a very useful tool.Looking beyond the story itself, it reveals the power of the internet to perform (or even out-perform) what used to be specialized duties,or roles in a society.The separation of responsibility,that used to exist between the “State”and the”Individual” is deeply evolving.Right now,the Internet is like a sword of empowerment for the individual;just bear in mind that in the wrong hands, swords can be melted into handcuffs. Thanks, Tim

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