Over sharing on social media

Albany Advertiser

It is always important to check the background of an image before posting online.

An Albany man has found that out the hard way.

In a well meaning post, the man put a picture of his stolen mountain bike on an Albany Facebook page, hoping to be reunited with it.

However, eager users quickly spotted what appeared to be a homemade smoking device behind the bicycle.

The photo was since deleted but not before the perils of the internet were highlighted.

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