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07/31/2008 12:55:37 PM · #26
or deliberately foster misinformation
change birthdates / add jedi as a religion / swap "buying club" cards with strangers
skew your demographic

07/31/2008 12:57:35 PM · #27
Originally posted by jhonan:

Originally posted by Spazmo99:

What personal information is available on Facebook? Besides your name and possibly the town where you live. You can also choose to only display your information to people you approve as friends, so unless you choose to give your info to strangers, it's not available. I'm sure you could have your street address and phone number displayed, but you do have to use common sense. As for your email address, use a yahoo, hotmail or other disposable address. Of course, if you put stuff like your bank account numbers and your SSN on there, you really deserve to get scammed.

You really just sound paranoid.

Coming from someone aged 90 with a name of '. .' and no location in their DPC profile? You sound very trusting of social networking!

You don't know all the facts behind my decision. A decision I made and acted on, and feel much happier and safer as a result.


This isn't really a social networking site though, is it?

And, you're right, I don't know all the facts. Without them, your actions seem to reflect an unwarranted paranoia. What's next, walling off your house, stocking up on food, water, guns and ammo?
07/31/2008 01:13:31 PM · #28
I don't think a persons motivations should decide the worth of their endeavor. He wants to erase all history he existed, I'm not sure that is possible but I certainly wish him the best of luck in whatever makes him feel happy or safe as long as it doesn't come at the expense of others.

As for personal information. I used to have my real name and city in my profile. I knew someone online from another site, he wasn't exactly a friend, he was actually kinda weird. Anyway he found out I liked photography and what city I lived in from me telling others within ear or eye shot of him.

It took him several months but he searched the profiles for photographers on every photography website he could find, until he found one from my city and of my age. He then took my name and city and did a background check on me to get my past and current addresses and phone number.

I thought I had been careful to not say too much in any one place, yet he was patient enough to piece things together and with some luck could have paid me a visit. This is ok since he was really an ok guy, just a little, obsessive, however I bothered me to think about others doing the same who were not friends.

Real threat or not doesn't matter, the point is no one has the need or the business knowing my name, city, etc. online. I cannot erase my past, that I know of, and that does bother me however I will try to be more careful in the future about what I put online, I just wish I would have realized the possible harm in doing so in the past.
07/31/2008 01:51:19 PM · #29
So can we assume you will be closing your account and removing your photos from this site as well, or is this just an anti facebook/myspace thing?
07/31/2008 02:23:21 PM · #30
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by Pedro:

Originally posted by LanndonKane:

Originally posted by jhonan:


Thanks! - I am not a number, I am a free man!!!


Sometimes I wish I were a number...


What number would you like to be? If we get to be numbers I get dibs on 42.

P-ness


Pi

Committed to being irrational, eh?

Everyone should remember that practically everything you've ever posted can still be retrieved by using the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.
07/31/2008 02:24:44 PM · #31
my comment wasn't to imply people my age and older should feel the same way I do ... i fully understand the benefits of such sites ... i just wish it wasn't such a "do or die" type of thing. Either you join myspace and keep up to date with people, or you don't and end up being spoken of like this: "What ever happened to that phenomenal photographer from high school, does anybody ever talk to him?"

:)

I will eventually bail out of myspace and facebook, but that doesn't mean everyone has to do what i do.

Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by jhonan:

Originally posted by hopper:

At 35, I don't really feel comfortable on social networking sites, but they're a means to an end (keeping up with people).

I think there's a age thing going on here, social networking is perhaps targeting younger people. I'm 39, and I even hate using mobile phones at the best of times!


I'm older than both of you and it's OK with me and lots of other people in my age group.
07/31/2008 04:11:59 PM · #32
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by Pedro:

Originally posted by LanndonKane:

Originally posted by jhonan:


Thanks! - I am not a number, I am a free man!!!


Sometimes I wish I were a number...


What number would you like to be? If we get to be numbers I get dibs on 42.

P-ness


Pi


I like it. Maybe you can lend me it sometimes when I want to disguise myself as you. I could be Pi-ness.
07/31/2008 04:34:18 PM · #33
My number is THX 1138
07/31/2008 04:43:13 PM · #34
Originally posted by NathanW:

My number is THX 1138


Hey THX 1138 nice to meet you Im TK421
07/31/2008 04:50:13 PM · #35
Originally posted by Pedro:

Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by Pedro:

Originally posted by LanndonKane:

Originally posted by jhonan:


Thanks! - I am not a number, I am a free man!!!


Sometimes I wish I were a number...


What number would you like to be? If we get to be numbers I get dibs on 42.

P-ness


Pi


I like it. Maybe you can lend me it sometimes when I want to disguise myself as you. I could be Pi-ness.


As in "Your Royal Pi-ness"?
07/31/2008 04:55:37 PM · #36
oops wront thread. :P

Message edited by author 2008-07-31 17:00:57.
07/31/2008 05:18:17 PM · #37
Originally posted by dknourek:

Originally posted by NathanW:

My number is THX 1138


Hey THX 1138 nice to meet you Im TK421


Nice to meet you, we must be brothers (of a sort).
08/02/2008 07:29:43 PM · #38
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

quote=hopper]At 35, I don't really feel comfortable on social networking sites, but they're a means to an end (keeping up with people).

Originally posted by jhonan:

I think there's a age thing going on here, social networking is perhaps targeting younger people. I'm 39, and I even hate using mobile phones at the best of times!

Originally posted by Spazmo99:

[I'm older than both of you and it's OK with me and lots of other people in my age group.

Ditto here.....53, and I stay as plugged in as I can....participate in forums and GTGs everywhere.

If someone wants to get to you, trust me, your non-presence on MySpace and Facebook is certainly not going to stop them.

Your best protection is to stay on top of what the information about you is, WHERE it is, and how it's distributed.

What you have to reconcile is that there always WILL be private info on yoyu publicly available to whomever knows how to work a system.

You get mail, newspaper, subscribe to services, go to the grocery store, get gas, electricity, maybe a home phone, a cell......

You think your info is protected?

Dream on!

You cannot cloe yourself up in a vacuum in this day and age, get used to it.

Oh......and don't forget about things like tax rolls, voter registration, and organization listings.....i.e., professional groupsn that will give contact info for you with your job.

Lighten up! [/quote]

I guess, most importantly, do you really think they don't "have" all of your info somewhere? don't be naive- if they give upa list to the old government- your on it even if you delete yourself.

Message edited by author 2008-08-02 19:30:13.
08/03/2008 12:37:48 AM · #39
The latest issue of Consumer Reports has an article about how government databases, at all levels of government, often contain sensitive information about citizens and have very poor security. Which makes you vulnerable if you pay taxes, went to court, got a traffic ticket, own a home, etc. In most cases, you have little or no control over what details get posted. Not being on Facebook or MySpace is irrelevant.
08/03/2008 01:45:57 AM · #40
Sadly, whoever would potentially steal your identity/get your info online already has it. I recently read a NYT article on internet trolling and this guy they talked to has thousands of social security numbers.

That said, I just deleted all traces of my real info from my old screen name (which was also my old DPC name). DPC was actually the hardest to get rid of but it kind of... sorted itself out somehow.
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