Technology combined with social networks can create a kind of vicious oversharing cycle. Yes — we’ve all seen pictures of food, and yes it’s great to know what you made for dinner. But in the case of a woman whose iPhone was stolen, cloud technology paired with Facebook has made for an interesting twist, as she’s chronicling her property’s photographic adventures with the thief in an attempt to get it back.
According to Katy’s Facebook (via WNYC.org), her iPhone was stolen onboard a Disney cruise. She thinks that a crewmember with the nametag “Nelson” is the one who took her phone and has been snapping pics.
Once those pictures started showing up in her iCloud, she decided to post them on Facebook in an album called “Stolen iPhone Adventures,” with her own helpful captions, in an attempt to call attention to her plight and hopefully, get her phone back.
“It was stolen on board the Disney Wonder cruiseline back in April. His photos are just making it to my photostream,” she writes in one comment.
For example, for the photo accompanying this post: “Here’s a bird Nelson needed a photo of.”
There’s been no verification that Nelson is the thief and/or new owner of the phone, but Katy says she has contacted Disney Cruiseline in the process.
“I have alerted the officials of the Disney Cruiseline and forwarded them the photos. Hopefully I’ll get my phone back and maybe some free passes to Disneyland.”