A fun story from Reuters about a restaurateur that used social media to track down diners that had bolted on the check:
“Peter Leary from seafood restaurant Seagrass on Melbourne's Southbank was fuming when the diners ate their way through the menu, pairing oysters, trout and red emperor with some expensive wines, slipped out for a cigarette -- and never returned.
But Leary, left with an unpaid bill of A$520 ($340), remembered one of the diners asking about a former waitress, whom he then contacted and she suggested they check through some contacts on Facebook.
"We searched a few names and there in front of us his face came up," Leary told Reuters, referring to one of the diners.”
There is an old axiom that “one should live their lives as if every decision winds up on the cover of the NY Times”. In this social media crazed world every action is chronicled for the world to see.