The illusion of privacy on the internet

privacy what privacy?

It amazes me in this day and age the things people will post on social media. Even in so called “private” or “secret” groups things get leaked. Those photos you thought were only seen by a few friends can be leaked to millions in a matter of seconds. Better not anger anyone in those groups or tick off friends that know about them. They can be powerful weapons. Posting pictures in any social media that wouldn’t be shown to any familiy member is a huge mistake. They will be there forever. Even if deleted they can be copied the moment you post them so you can’t be sure who has copies of anything you post.

Friends of mine and I have been sent compromising photos of someone that has a lot of enemies. We won’t use them. It really doesn’t seem like a really good thing to do. Sharing that kind of thing to embarrass others is just wrong. Take this as a warning though be careful who you trust but even more careful what you share.

Private thoughts

That friend or lover one day could turn out to be an enemy or a sociopath that just wants to harm you. Sometimes revenge can make people do very ugly things.

Talk to your kids about it too. Sometimes sexting can be embarrassing. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Ello doesn’t matter what social media you use it can use you.

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Then there are the mistakes sometimes made when posting those pictures. Can you imagine explaining to your parents or significant others that raunchy post? If not don’t do it.

Employers also use social media keep that in mind next time you post that sexy selfie. Unless you are intending to work in porn it might not be a good idea. Whips and chains and nudity aren’t usually good for job hunting.

22 comments

  1. marilynmunrow · July 1, 2015

    Reblogged this on Marilyn Munrow and commented:
    Oh dear. You seen them too sugar. Seems these groups have some people in their midst that, shall i say, are not who they seem to be. You dont want the public to see it ever? Dont post it

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  2. Gale A. Molinari · July 1, 2015

    Thanks for the reblog. You would think people would realize it but I thought they deserved a warning. Kind of dispicable to share what others think are private posts but it is what it is. Exactly. Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want the world to see because eventually they might.

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  3. Tony Burgess · July 1, 2015

    Don’t go putting dirty laundry online or really extreme content either. Some employers pre-screen social media before even looking at a candidate. I do think some are forgiving of youthful indiscretions within reason.

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    • Gale A. Molinari · July 1, 2015

      It comes into play if you are up against another candidate you could lose because of stupidity you posted on line years before. I don’t think it is worth the risk.

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      • Tony Burgess · July 1, 2015

        Very true. Don’t be stupid when you are young…if you can help it.

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      • Gale A. Molinari · July 1, 2015

        We are all stupid when we are young today though it stays forever. I shudder to think if social media was around when I was a teen what I would have posted. That is what adults are for to explain why it is a very bad idea. Adults that do it well I have no explanation for that.

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  4. ally1lakeside · July 2, 2015

    Reblogged this on ally1lakeside.

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  5. The Story Reading Ape · July 2, 2015

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    This applies to EVERYONE who uses social media, but especially to the young and vulnerable…

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    • Gale A. Molinari · July 2, 2015

      Exactly and teachers and parents need to make sure they discuss this with young people. The older ones well if they haven’t learned better not much can be done can it?

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  6. macjam47 · July 2, 2015

    Great post. Thanks for the reminder.

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  7. Let's CUT the Crap! · July 2, 2015

    Yikes. People still haven’t learned and still do that? o_O

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  8. Let's CUT the Crap! · July 2, 2015

    Oh. I hadn’t thought of t.h.a.t. 😮

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  9. mgill0627 · July 3, 2015

    If you wouldn’t want your Grandma to see it, don’t post it.

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  10. theowllady · July 4, 2015

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

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