Weekly News Comment #9

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Emily on 30-10-2011


The man sitting at the computer has claw-like fingers (they remind me of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches”) filled with dirt and grime. His skin looks like it has been greased with Pam cooking spray ten times over. His eyes are not friendly; they are angry and stalker-ish.

Not someone I would want looking at my Facebook profile.

I am a private person, for the most part. I share more with people “in person” rather than online. It is easier to be aware of a person’s actions when they are physically in your presence than if they are hiding behind a computer screen. I don’t go to Facebook as often as I used to. It became boring after a while, and I was sick of people sending me Farmville and Cityville requests. I was also getting upset about Facebook constantly changing. It seemed like once I had just gotten used to the changes, they would make something else “better”. I’m glad to say that I have not let Facebook become my life.

The idea that “privacy is dead” scares me. I don’t want creepy people knowing my address, phone number, etc. So that’s why you will not find it on my Facebook page. I have no drunk Facebook pictures either, because I am a nerd and I don’t party. I know a lot of people who have put stupid pictures of themselves on Facebook when they are drunk or high. I even found someone who took a picture of a huge bag of pot. In the eyes of employers, such behavior is foolish and irresponsible. I know people who have put their cell phone numbers and addresses on Facebook. Why?

I think this story is timely, because Halloween is this Monday, and this story reminds us to think before we post.

For more information about internet safety visit http://wiredsafety.org/

5 Comments Already, Leave Yours Too

fuglsang on 3 November, 2011 at 2:14 am #

This story is timely because it offers a warning about giving away too much info on Facebook. Every tween should be forced to watch.

Lumpi on 8 November, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

More people use the internet so they would need to take some personal precautions. Starting with personal data to online shopping.

Buy African Mango on 8 November, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

Facebook does have a new privacy policy about who can view your pictures. What are your views on their new policy?

Emily on 9 November, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

I haven’t been on Facebook too much lately. They are constantly changing stuff, so I guess I will learn it eventually. 🙂

Hannah on 17 November, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

I have removed my boss and co-workers recently on my facebook. Although others say you can now control who can see your pics and posts.