More than half of travellers share vacation info on social media sites: poll
Wednesday 14, July 2010
Online travel company Travelocity’s most recent poll shows more than half of all travellers share vacation information through social media sites.
Nearly 30 percent of travellers have either never thought about precautions or do not take any precautions when posting about vacation on social media websites.
Twenty-seven percent post limited vacation information; the rest do not allow any vacation posts.
“It’s only natural to want to share your excitement about an upcoming trip on social media sites,” said Genevieve Shaw Brown, Travelocity’s senior editor. “But it’s probably safest to wait until you return to share the details of the trip.”
Significantly, Travelocity, in its tips for safe sharing on social media sites, recommends that one should switch off the ‘add location to your tweets’ function if one is tweeting from vacation. Also, one should deactivate Foursquare from their Twitter and Facebook accounts so it doesn’t update those sites when one checks in.
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