The vacation information survey was presented to Avira’s website visitors during June, 2011: Summer time is vacation time. Do you share your vacation memories via social networks?
A) 44% - No, I don’t use social networks.
B) 20.7% - No. Where and when I am on vacation has no place on any social network.
C) 22.2% - Yes, but I only share selected content with only with my closest friends.
D) 13.1% - Yes, of course I do. Everything from preparation to the vacation itself including lots of photos and maybe a movie.
- 2,559 respondents with a margin of error of +/- 1.94 percent.
“The battle for information privacy is an ongoing concern, so it is refreshing to see that most of those who responded to our vacation information survey are wise enough not to give out information too liberally about when they are away from their homes or where they’re going,” said Travis Witteveen, COO Market & Operations from Avira. “We know that the bad guys troll the Web for personal information which can be exploited, so it’s a good policy to just say ‘no’ to providing too much personal information on social networking sites.”
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