Privacy is something that most of us seek to have. I grew up in a household where there were 6 kids in a 3 bedroom house. So there wasn’t a lot of privacy. We shared bedrooms, bathrooms and all rooms. There was never an opportunity to really get time alone. As a teenager, one of the things that they fight for is privacy! Teens that have their own rooms will post signs on their doors that say: “Knock Before Entering” or “Keep Out”.
When you go to the doctor or dentist, they always ask you to sign a document regarding the “Privacy Act”. They are bound by law to let you know what they are doing with your medical records. They tell you that they will share certain items with this agency or this company but not share this information or that information. Even when you go and talk with a Priest or a Psychiatrist, there is a certain amount of privacy that goes with them also. You can talk to them about things that, by law, cannot be revealed. They will keep them a secret!
Companies have been sued because they allowed their records to be compromised by thieves, thereby revealing secrets about our credit. Violation of privacy when someone has stolen your social security number and is attempting to pass themselves off as you. There are companies that have been started that are dedicated to nothing but ensuring that your credit information is safe. And if it is stolen, they will fix it! These companies are successful because we pay them! Why? Because we value our privacy! We don’t want anyone sticking their nose in our business!!
So, in walks “Social Media” and all that “Privacy” that we say we want, flies out the window when it comes to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many other social media outlets. It’s gotten to the point where companies that want to hire you will take a look at your Facebook page in order to determine if you are right for them. It’s funny because as “Private” as we want to be, we post half nude pictures, booty shots, pot smoking shots, drunk videos, racist rants, and many other things, then get upset when we find out that people have viewed it. Recently, there was a woman that appeared on the Steve Harvey Show that lost her job because of a picture her daughter shared on Twitter. She was sipping her drink our of a penis straw, her boss at her “Dream Job” saw the picture and she was ultimately fired.
In the event that you didn’t know, the “www” on the front of website addresses, stands for “World Wide Web”. In other words, the items that you put on the computer is accessible by almost anyone! Passwords can be hacked and company’s like Twitter & Facebook and the others will guarantee you that they won’t share your “Private” information, but your pictures, videos and statements are out there for the world to see! Oh! Let’s not forget those “Private” videos & pictures that you and “The Love of Your Life” (aka – your ex!) recorded! We all know that they somehow find their way to the internet.
So Robert, what’s your point? Well, I’m glad you asked! You personal videos and pictures don’t bother me at all! Trust me, they really don’t! However, they may bother you! They might effect your future with your job or with a perspective client. The thing here is to think before you post! Whatever you post is out there for the world to view and/or read! If you don’t mind, then neither do I! Happy Posting!!