Posted February 20th, 2011 by justBcoz in Personal []

In a word: PRIVACY

I am loathe to feed the gossiping interlopers – people IRL with big mouths who feel it’s their right to poke their nose into my personal life and concern themselves with what’s actually none of their business.

  1. Chris M says:

    Heavens, it annoys me too!

  2. Angel says:

    Ag I am sorry…

  3. boyfulani says:

    Your template is the sh!t and the urine.

  4. Cath says:

    I gotta say, I blog less now because Cam is more aware. Does that make sense? I’ve become natrually more private as she’s grown older, and I believe, more and more, that our private lives are just that – private. I’m not averse to sharing or writing about our life, but I want to be, and am more selective about what I share.

  5. @Cath i know exactly what you mean, earlier years you could vent, talk about certain things and just say anything under the sun because back then nobody knew who you were and you didn’t really care. Now-a-days people know who you are and you can’t just say anything anymore. No matter where you put your content, google will find ways to push them though the cracks for people to find you again…haha

  6. Privacy is a funny thing these days. The only way to have meaningful privacy is not to go online in the first place. Beyond that it becomes more about managing your personal information as best you can.

    I have this notion that the antidote to privacy violations is probably authenticity, honesty and making choices like the one you are making here about aspects of your life. I don’t think we should have to be totally open and I do believe we are entitled to have parts of our lives respected as being private or limited to select people.

    That said, there are always going to be nosy people. The Web changes the scope. Its up to us to not friend people we don’t consider friend-worthy and to make certain aspects of our lives public to the extent we are comfortable with that and no more.

  7. Chris M says:

    Paul, you are a lawyer, “I have this notion that the antidote to privacy violations is probably authenticity” geez, what does that even mean? ;)

    I agree with your comment though, was chatting to a friend last night about this exact topic, our conversation lasted 45 minutes and ended with us agreeing on it being up to us to carefully choose where we place information and who we allow to see it (the medium we use obviously plays a big role in selecting who).