You can pick your friends and do it poorly

I am all for social networking. That is the buzz phrase right now. Using technology to reach out and make connections with new people. The only problem comes from the fact that we have millions out there doing this via a terminal of some sort, but everyone is connecting to each other while still stuck in front of a computer screen.

It’s great to see folks actually getting out to meet each other, but you still have to keep your wits about you.

A Jacksonville man says he was duped and robbed by two girls after attempting to meet with a woman he met on the internet.

The victim says he chatted online with a woman, known on her profile as “Natalia”, for two weeks before deciding to meet with her. He says her profile showed sexy photos, and a blurb which said “just lookin’ for something fun”. That brief, friendly description was all he knew about her before they planned to meet. [woai]

This is the internet, but real life rules still apply. Don’t take candy from strangers, and if it looks too good to be real, it probably is.