Wait, maybe I SHOULDN'T blog about this
February 7, 2011 2:17 PM Subscribe
What are some things, either from your experience or that of others, that one should avoid or at least think twice before sharing on the internet (namely through blogs, twitter, etc.)?
posted by Busoni to Society & Culture (28 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Some things that I've wondered about:
- Buying something and saying how much it cost, like you bought a TV and it cost $3011.64 plus tax or whatever. Could that lead to identity theft?
- Talking about downloading software or media illegally, or casual drug use (not trafficking, but talking about smoking a joint or whatever). I've always wondered about people talking about these kinds of minor misdemeanors, and what the legal repercussions would be.
- Beyond the sort of things mentioned above, where one should definitely keep private for financial and legal reasons, what are things one shouldn't share for social reasons? Like, what happened at work, or personal issues you're going through, etc. Actual examples of things people shared and ended up regretting would be helpful, especially it's not intuitive. (Like, it's pretty obvious what the reasons would be for avoiding releasing a sex tape of yourself, but do people ever look back at a blog post from two years ago, and say, I should have kept that to myself?)