Friday, February 8, 2013

PRIVACY RANT


When I was flipping my 2nd house on Barkley, Mattie was 6.

One day I let her help me by pulling off all the blue tape around the room after I had painted it.

She came to me later in the day and showed me her "tape purse"...it had a long blue shoulder strap (of paint tape) connected to a wadded up ball (of paint tape) and on it she had stuck some money, dollars and coins, some chapstick, her library card, photos and various other items.

She said, "look at my tape purse mom".

I though it was pretty clever.

In light of all the recent blog comment infiltration it got me to thinking how vulnerable we have become as a society of communicators.  There are those that say, "you facebookers and bloggers deserve it" the way you post all your information all over the place"...and I say to them...

Facebook (which I only use as a tool to promote my business) and Blogger.com (which I use for decorating ideas and other amusement) is like Mattie's tape purse.  All the stuff is on the outside..all the stuff we post...is on the outside....just like Mattie's tape purse!

..make no mistake...you are naive to believe that these social tools are the culprit...nope...the culprit is much more simple than that...the culprit is the internet itself.  If you have emailed, if you have a website, if you have eBayed, if you have Amazoned, if you have Overstocked, or PotteryBarned, or if you have simply googled...then you...YOU...(who believe that facebookers and/or bloggers are idiots silly) have compromised your privacy just like all the rest of us!

the internet is not genius..in fact it is just a simple thing that millions of people like to use...like a hanger or a q-tip, or a dryer sheet...

kind of makes you begin to think that the one who creates a way to communicate when we all take a stand against www...will be the real genius

and just a message to you booger head hackers...

if I want to buy some speed...I will go down to my  local Allsups where I can at least support my own peeps who need to pay for diapers for their kids...so go engage in a real challenge and hack each other!

now...off for some fun looking at the blogs I love and adore!




10 comments:

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

You tell 'em, girl.

Maureen said...

I live in a nice bubble and didn't know spam was considered my fault because I blog. I will have to disable anonymous comments, though. Privacy is a thing of the past and we might as well adapt to that fact.

Geneva said...

Well said!!
Love ya girl!
Geneva

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hurrah! So well said!!! What a great post. I'm so glad I stopped by.
I hope the hackers take your challenge!

Marissa said...

I think it's pretty scary!! Sometimes I think twice when buying something online.. Ya just never know...

Nancy said...

You said it! It is scary what we put out in the atmosphere. Whatever picture has been put up anywhere can be recalled publicly. I really question how personal I want to get... I love Mattie's tape purse. These kids are so dang smart. I hope she is feeling well and that you have a great Sunday Gina.
xo Nancy
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The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Go Gina, Go Gina, Go G.I.N.A Gina!

Annmarie Pipa said...

ha! when I first started blogging about a yr and a half ago I did not yet have a Facebook page either. I was so worried about privacy invasion. A savey relative was here at the time and laughed and said,. What? privacy is so 80's..and then went on to prove it to me....

Optimistic Existentialist said...

A friend of mine had her email hacked twice in two months...scary stuff.

carolyn bradford said...

I am so glad to have read this! It just made my day! Shout it out loud! I've had it with the hackers, the copier's, everything! The spammers, the annonymouser's ( not sure that is a word, tho! ) It's really getting old!