I had my photography equipment stolen from my home and I'm sure it's still somewhere in my small town. There are so many buy sale trades on social media now that it's impossible to check every one of them every day.
I found a great site that allows you to track your camera by the serial number, however social media removes all the image metadata when it's uploaded so the tracking site is only helpful if images are posted on another website but not on social media.
If social media would at least keep the serial number embedded it would help many photographers locate and retrieve valuable equipment without jeopardizing the safety of anyone.
We, the undersigned, call on all social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.) to include the camera serial number in the exif metadata of images uploaded to their sites so that photographers can track stolen equipment.
The Save exif data, serial numbers to track stolen equipment petition to Facebook programers was written by Cindy Eaves Photography and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition.