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Woman charts stranger’s adventures captured on her smartphone – after it was stolen

A feature that backs up photos taken on the smartphone online has allowed the original owner to blog the lives of a man who keeps appearing in the images.

ONE OF THE most compelling Tumblr blogs right now charts the adventures of a collection of Dubai residents, entirely through photos appearing online from a stolen smartphone.

Whoever took the phone neglected to turn off the photo upload function in Dropbox, a cloud storage app, which means that every time they take a photo the original owner of the smartphone gets a copy of it on her computer.

Now she has turned those pics into a chronicle of their macho, style-challenged life.

Here’s how the unnamed author of the blog says the incident went down:

five hours after me and my friends landed in ibiza/spain, the four of us found ourselves hopelessly drunk and naked in the sea. we put our stuff on a deck chair 10m away.

… we tumbled out of the water quite irritated. everything was gone. money, purses, smartphones, passports, janas’ birthday presents and evangelos’ clothes (besides his underpants). as far as i remember, this must have happened in the time span of 15 minutes. well, that sucked quite hard.

apparently some guys with night-vision glasses hid in the dunes, waiting for drunk tourists to leave their belongings somewhere unobserved. then they crawled through the sand, stole the stuff and walked away like nothing happened.

She also also claims that whoever stole the phone used the Facebook app to hit on her — via her own Facebook account:

what really made me wonder about their stupidity, was when i checked my facebook profile and found out that they entered my facebook account… AND sent me a personal message from his own account to hit on me.

The Tumblr has about 12,000 followers and the photos are still being uploaded to Dropbox It’s been going on since July 28, and there’s no sign yet that then men have any idea how famous they have become.

Here’s some select photos from the blog, and you can view the full collection on the original Tumblr:

The men have some sweet plastic furniture in their apartment.

They seem like to posing on the beach a lot.

Here’s one guy giving a car a thumbs up. The car doesn’t seem to care too much.

Jim Edwards

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