Facebook Status Update Helps Nab Robbers

There are a zillion articles online about the value of Facebook for businesses of all sizes. It can help big Fortune 500 companies address customer service issues as well as help small, local business build a brand to drive sales.

Add a new twist to the value of Facebook — home security.

Nitesh Bhakta, a college student, was at home when he spotted hooded burglars in his living room. He grabbed his laptop and went to his attic as the burglars tied up his grandmother and sister, trashing the house shortly thereafter.

Bhakta immediately went on to Facebook and updated his status with “HELLLLLLLLP!” His best friend saw the message, called 911, and the police showed up within minutes.

Article first published as Facebook Status Update Helps Nab Robbers on Technorati.