looking for some sort of opinion

Posted: 27/06/2012 in Uncategorized
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howdy friends family and interweb friends, I have been blogging for going on a year now and shared my rants, pictures, woes and joys with you the greater world and wanted to garner some opinion on what you all feel about the big bad world wide web, do you think it’s relatively safe to share all sorts of details about your life across your blog, Facebook, Twitter, G+ etc, do you take any precautions like using a nom de plume and never posting pictures of your kids or do you prefer to hide in the background and just observe everyone else’s drunken ramblings?

I personally fall somewhere between all of those taking some solace in the enormity of the web making me relatively anonymous or at least unattractive to creeps and weirdo’s who might want to track me down and seek retribution or do naughty things with my nether region or god forbid the nether regions of my family.

Again this may be wishful thinking but I personally feel there is more risk from strangers lurking in dark alleyways just waiting to pounce when I least expect it, this is probably not an ideal fear as these same dark alleyways are where I do so much of my photography although admittedly I am invariably attached via a leash to a very vicious looking dog and am scruffy and scowl a lot at just about everyone not just strangers.

Anyway this is becoming a bit of a ramble so please vote below or share your thoughts in the comments section.


Mr Bunny Chow

  1. zelmare says:

    I’ve heard some scary things of weird people using the ‘net in a bad way, but generally I think they need quite a bit of personal detail to be able to ‘pounce’. 🙂

  2. mwdurr says:

    If someone REALLY wanted to track you down, they would hack into your IP address on your site and find where it registers to. In that case there’s nothing you can really do, besides set up a dynamic IP address.

    Really just take a few small precautions. For instance, I never post exactly where I’m going to be taking pictures, it’s only after the fact.

  3. I agree that if someone wants to “get” you they will. However, by taking some precautions, you are hopefully reducing the risk of being “gotten” by some random nasty person who is just looking for an easy victim. It’s the same reason I lock my car. If you really want to steal it go ahead, but if it’s too much of a bother to pick the lock, well then, just try another handle.

  4. Northern Narratives says:

    After having to deal with identity theft, I prefer not to tell all online 🙂

  5. It is what it is, and it’s not going to get any better. In fact, as the world’s economies become more interconnected, and the population keeps growing out of control, and everyone gets on Facebook or WordPress, it’s going to get bad. To borrow a phrase from The Who: “Hope I die before I get old.”

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