Meddle

Nowadays meddling has become an issue, much more than in the past. The crazy thing about is though, we allow it, and we make it easy for others to get into our business. Now I’m not all for having a ton of secrets but everyone doesn’t need to know every aspect of my life. Many of us give out all this information freely without even realizing it. Once you start posting every little thing you are doing online, whether it is Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you are inviting total strangers into your everyday life. People are naturally nosey and want to know your business so they will follow what you do because it is like catching up on the latest gossip. I bet there is someone out there that knows your daily routine better than yourself, and I would put money on it that you have no idea who.

With the internet making an abundance of information easily accessible we really need to pay close attention to what we post and publish for all to see. If you care about your privacy at all it might be best to skip on “checking in” to every single place you visit, posting when you are off to work and then on your way back home. Honestly, if you really want to protect your privacy, keep all your information off the internet if you can. There are those of us, actually, most of us including bloggers that put our information out there so that we may reach and relate to our target crowds, or we have social media accounts to “stay in touch” with distant friends and family. Those who are actively engaged online needs to keep their security of information in mind because you never know who may be following you.

On a side note, don’t post anything to social media that you wouldn’t be willing to show your boss or future boss because let’s face it. More than likely they will do a google search on you to see what you are like if the job market is competitive enough. People are under this facade that they are invisible online, that they are protected and safe because they are just behind the keyboard. Well being behind the keyboard on a computer is just the same as posting flyers everywhere with your name on it, and it could cost you something great. Stay safe my friends. Don’t Meddle.

via Daily Prompt: Meddle

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2 thoughts on “Meddle

  1. Because of the relative permanence of what’s on the internet, I find myself questioning not only “How does this look to the world?” but also “How will this look to the world 1, 5 or 10 years from now?”

    As we’ve seen with many scandals, people sometimes respond to what other people said or wrote decades before as if it were a recent, ongoing personal affront. The tricky thing is that meaning is content + context, so today’s content + tomorrow’s context could bring trouble that you didn’t foresee.

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