Teenagers Are Taking Steps To Protect Their Online Privacy

I found this very interesting. I probably am guilty of saying things without thinking first. Some I probably meant, others not. Think before posting. Please. 🙂

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Earlier today (15 March 2015) I wrote a post entitled “Post In Haste Repent At Leisure”, (http://newauthoronline.com/2015/03/15/post-in-haste-repent-at-leisure/). In that article I drew attention to the dangers of posting content which could come back and bite the poster (for example unsubstantiated allegations have led many a social media user into very hot water).

I was interested to read this article (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2995686/Teenagers-tired-sharing-aspect-lives-online-taking-steps-ensure-privacy-social-media-report-reveals.html). The report appears to contradict statements by the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg that people are less concerned about online privacy than was previously the case. It shows that many teenagers have both a private and public Twitter account and will share confidential information with friends using the former. Teenagers are also creating false identities (you could have knocked me down with a feather when I read this snipet of information which, as Basil Fawlty might have remarked is, surely a statement of the “bleding obvious”)…

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4 responses to “Teenagers Are Taking Steps To Protect Their Online Privacy

  1. Posting a truth about oneself, such as, “I ate the whole carton of ice cream without sharing.” Hurts only me, but when I insert names of those I didn’t share with, well that can get dicey. My husband and daughter have it in writing and I’m now in the car driving back to the grocers as punishment for my crime.

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