Posts Tagged ‘internet privacy’

What I Really Hate About Myspace!

November 14, 2007


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Myspace, Bebo and Facebook, and many similar sites, are revolutionary, in that they’re changing the way that we see the world.

I think that it’s really fantastic that we can communicate with others from around the world, and Most of us can only wonder at what is over the horizon with web technology in the near future.

While the title might lead people to think that I’m having a rant about privacy issues and other concerns with social media sites, and those concerns are merited, this post concerns some members of these sites.

My main bug bear is with people who are not open about who they are. While I can understand the desire of some to use an avatar or picture in place of their photograph, it really bugs me when this is coupled with a pseudonym, or false name.

These sites are about networking and getting to know others.

Using a false identity puts the other party at a disadvantage, because while they know nothing of who the other person is, the person using a false identity can find all sorts of information,

Personal privacy on line needs to be jealously guarded, not just in regard to information given to websites, but individuals as well!

To read more, go to Allan Cockerill.com

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