I always have several "bones" to pick, but not always vocal about them.
What's your take on privacy at this day in age?
EVERYTHING as we know it is public knowledge - what with the social networks, google, blogs - pretty much everything under the sun. So why do people get so tangled in a knot once someone "spies" on your life under those circumstances? I mean, it IS 2011. It IS public knowledge unless you specify otherwise. Correct? Or no?
My rule of thumb (a.k.a. me: bitching?) :
If you do not want something seen or heard ; don't post! (This is major commonsense : DUH)
If you want something seen or heard or talked about, then obviously you are hungry for attention or like the attention - so stop bitching about it.
If you are an open book - expect to BE an open book.
Modesty and Conservatism is a hard thing to adhere by and it takes practice.
Act your age, not your shoe size. If you want to be seen, be seen. If you don't - make your life private - completely.
Here's a couple of hints on how to simplify or keep your life private:
Facebook - this is a no-brainer - status messages say A LOT about you. And photos, well, they clearly speak for themselves. If you had a photo shoot done that you don't want certain people to see - go private! Or don't post - or keep them to whoever they were intended to. Its not that hard. If you have small children that you don't want exposed to EVERYONE on your friends or anyone on the Internet - go private!
Certain things should be kept private, ie: your child's pictures, your sister/brothers child's pictures, half naked pictures, etc.
go to privacy settings in facebook > either customize your settings on who sees your profile or select "friends only" - BOOM. Done.
Google: Well, this is still a little disturbing - if you enter your name in the search box - your world IS an open book - you can basically get ANY. THING. online these days.
Here's a solution: go to: http://www.squidoo.com/personalInformation and it gives some good info on how to protect yourself.
Blogging: Well, you're screwed here. If you want write your life in an online book ( of sorts ) - please be prepared for people to JUDGE. For people to DISAGREE with your opinions. And, to ultimately be HATED. Sorry, it's just the fact of life. Rule: If you don't want something to be seen, don't post. Again, DUH.
And there's my vent for this Friday.
To be an open book or not to be an open book - this is your discretion.