No less horrifying, however, is the modern version of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" that plays out every day on social media, starring you, your prospective and current bosses, police, and anyone else looking to find out more about what you do and how you do it.
It can get you arrested. Image-sharing platforms like Instagram have made it easier than ever to incriminate yourself online. In one case, a Florida teen, already a convicted felon, got popped by police after posting photos of himself with guns on Instagram. Under Florida law, it's illegal for felons to possess a firearm or even have one in their care. But it's not just photos; teens can in trouble with their words as well. Case in point: the teen who posted about his "classic" move on Facebook, which was actually hitting someone's car while drunk. Police received a tip about the post, went to investigate, and found the teen's car out front, with damage matching an unsolved hit-and-run from the previous night. Facebook notification: the police "like" your status.
There are many ways to make your social media accounts private or harder to find, but here's an even better idea: Just don't post stuff that can get you in trouble online in the first place. Do that, and you'll have nothing to worry about next summer.