Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Coz the world is a nasty place...

For those who don't know, my Dad likes to stalk me online because it's his way of keeping in touch - because even though he only lives a few blocks away, we only see each other a few times a month (my parents are divorced & we've all got hectic schedules - keep up). I don't mind much because we have a good relationship and I have nothing to hide.

Anyways, a while ago I removed alot of my photos from Facebook because I was concerned about their privacy laws. In fact, the internet in general has made me wary of what I choose to put out there with my name stamped on it because you never know who is doing what with your information or your photographs.

The irony is that I don't mind having stalkers because I quite enjoy stalking myself, especially people who fascinate me or incite that mixture of awe and disLustgust... like Diego Forlan (did I mention that I know where he lives??).

BUT. I do have a problem with information that can be manipulated and used against you.

A couple of years ago, I heard a story of some innocent girl whose image was digitally doctored, imposed on some pornographic material and splashed all over the internet for public viewing. This shocked the shit out of me and my imagination ran wild. When you have a body that closely resembles Kimmy Kardasian or any other sex-tape veteran (here's looking at you Paris), this should be cause for concern. We live in a sick world. And you never know who's out to get you.

I was rummaging through some of my photos yesterday and noticed how most of them are head shots or have been cropped over the years. Call me paranoid, but I really wouldn't want my Daddy to stumble across some falsely incriminating raunchy footage of me getting my freak on with Reggie whats-his-face or anyone else who might fancy themselves method actors or exhibitionists.

Although I must say, I've come across many other women girls on Facebook who don't seem to mind that kinda thing.

It should be worth noting that amazingly, happily married people (or even unhappily married people) and the male population in general have no cause for such concerns.... single ladies however, beware.

4 comments:

  1. Very wise. The world is full of degenerates and nosy parkers who might use your image in a nefarious manner. I am available on Facebook as "Cousin Bananas". They wouldn't let me use the title "Gorilla", presumably out of jealousy.

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  2. Mr. GB - I think it's funny and discriminatory that you couldn't use your real name on Facebook :) I'm sure in your jungle, female Gorillas dont have to worry about photographs of their rears being plastered on every tree trunk...

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  3. Yes, everyone should be careful, for one reason or another.

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  4. Tauqeer - I bet you don't have to worry though :P

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