gwen (gwenix) wrote,

Guard your online presence

So, typing this on my iPad. Please forgive typos.

Just got off the phone with a friend who, without going into too many details, was tossed out of her (schooling, work, pick something), because they managed to get a hold of her locked Twitter feed. She was ranting about how things were going, and they felt that she was sharing classified information.

I don't need to go into more details than that. Certainly, we've seen this before, notably with the very public happenings with Virginia Montanez, AKA PittGirl, or @JanePitt.

But when you see this happen to someone who was not a public figure, was just any random person who had just a few of her solid friends on her locked down Twitter feed, and would only say things like, "Man, today sucked, I got yelled at during work. I think I'll wash it off with a hot bath".

Well, it shows that any one of us could be held accountable and fired because we thought we were just sharing with friends. So just assume that anything you put online is public, even if "locked". It's just better that way.

I'm sorry today's blog post is short and preachy, but I'm really quite upset about this, and I gotta go to bed -- early day tomorrow.

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