Hey, today my mom was with me in my desk when I was updating my Facebook profile (http://facebook.com/izBriick). Then she suddenly shouted at me saying "I told you to not upload any of your pictures to internet!, I'm serious, delete that!"... Thing which I didn't.
My question here is... What do you think about uploading self pictures to the internet? Do you think it is risky? Have you gone through any bad situations?
asked Jul 05 '10 at 22:06
It depends entirely on how old you are, what you are uploading, where you're uploading the pictures to and, more importantly, who will have access/the ability to see them including unintended folks, like your future employer and college admissions board.
The most basic rule of thumb anyone can follow is this -- Do not post anything online that you wouldn't want the entire world to be able to see. Assume it's a public space and act accordingly.
Everyone's personal comfort zones are different on this point, but for children, teenagers and young adults (including college students) especially, caution should be exercised when sharing content (text, photos, videos, everything) online.
I grew up in the first wave of the digital era. I was a young teenager when dialup Bulletin Board Systems (BBSs) were popular and I met my spouse online. I have seen both the positives and the pitfalls of what being open online can do. You have to be prepared to deal with the repercussions, and if you're not, the easiest and best course of action is what I highlighted above.
Personally, I'd be missing out on a great deal if I wasn't as open as possible online. It's part of who I am and it's opened doors for me over the years, but it's extremely important to think about everything you share in public/online no matter what your age.
My mother died of cancer, and I miss her dearly. If mother were still alive, I'd follow her wishes out of respect. When you move out on your own, then you can upload to your hearts desire.
answered Jul 05 '10 at 22:50