There are a few different sections this could go in, but I'm putting it here because it directly relates to this question from earlier.
It's obvious from how a lot of people behave online (specifically on CM, but it's on FB and message boards and everywhere else) that they don't give much thought to what they do. Things like posting explicit sex questions with your kids showing as your profile picture - even if your profile page is set to private, that's still your kids' picture. If you ask the question today and have a non-personal pic, forget about the question, and 6 months after you close it, change to a pic of your kids - that question is still out there. At the other end of the spectrum is typical jr high behavior - doing catty things one moment and then denying them another, even though there's essentially a "permanent record" that is indexed and searchable online, not just here but for everything you do that's on the net.
Looking at the big picture - not just the possibility of your DH, your child, or some CM "rival" poking around your internet footprint - do you spend much time considering the consequences of everything you say and do online? It's not something you can change by clicking an anon option on and off - I'm talking about a higher level of accountability where that isn't legally binding. If someone in a civil suit subpoenead your history directly from the ISP or one of the assorted government databases that track clouds, would they unearth skeletons? Would you have associations with people or idealogies that might paint you in a negative light? (to use a CM example - do you constantly bump, vote up and agree with someone who is prone to hate speech, or a non-CM example - do you constantly visit and participate on a website whose owner is on assorted watchlists. Not all gov't/law enforcement watchlists are terror related)
Before considering what info the gov't is "spying on you" to unearth, have you ever considered how much you are handing them on a silver platter before you post or click online? (and feel free to substitute "divorce lawyer", "spouse", "child", "in-law", or "potential employer" for "gov't" - it's just varying degrees of access)Answer Question
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 11:39 AM on Dec. 20, 2010
Yup, I am aware of what I do online. I use internet marketing for my Counsellor and Life Coaching Business so I always check what is about me on the internet. It is really important because sometimes the internet mixes up your name with someone else's job and your reputation can be ruined in a second. And I totally agree with you that is important to check out our internet footprints time after time. Because in this world your digital profile is so important. Actually I know head hunters and companies, HR professionals, who search the applicants internet profiles before they employ them. If you have a bad reputation on the internet it can effect any aspect of your life.
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