Saturday, August 25, 2012

Internet privacy!

Let's talk about Internet privacy, or rather the illusion, and lack of privacy! I have a few internet blogging accounts. Just recently, one of my fellow bloggers, tried a little experiment. He took user names,and put them in Google images. He couldn't believe the results. What started out as an idea for a joke post, turned into an internet nightmare for many of the other members. 

Many of these members, were blogging under anonymous names, and wished to stay anonymous, but there on Google images, were pictures they had posted in many of their blog posts.How they ended up there, we didn't know, and many were shocked to see their pics, show up, under an anonymous name, and account. Many, were using the site, as a sort of self therapy, through writing, many were and are, taking frustrations of everyday life out, through their writing, and anonymity was very important to them.

I have posted many pictures on my accounts, and really don't care, because I've always suspected, that anything we publish on the Internet, is subject to being seen by anyone! I expect no privacy when it comes to the internet, there are just too many factors to take into account.  

If you blog on a continuous basis, there is bound to be a page or two, of you, if you Google yourself. (Dayum, Googling yourself, almost sounds naughty, doesn't it?) . Try it, I have about 5 to 6 pages when I Google my name.

So take this as a friendly warning, if you are expecting Internet privacy, best thing is to stop posting blogs that are on the internet!

Now I would think there is some way to protect yourself, but I really don't know what it is, so if anyone reading this, does know, leave a comment, because I have many friends, freaking out at the moment.

Internet privacy, yup, I think it is just a dream!