Super Mom

Internet mistakes

We all leave our traces on the Internet.  We know that.  The moment we you switch on your computer/cellphone/laptop and go on the net, you start leaving traces.  Like footprints in snow.  It is there.  Years from now, it will still be there. 

Before the Internet though it wasn’t like that.  Our lives were lived within the bounds of family, friends and colleagues.   They knew our good and bad.  Our personal thoughts were written down in a journal…a personal diary.  When we messed up – even in a big way – it wasn’t widely known.  You could create a whole new life for yourself if you needed to.

Now it’s different.  Our lives stretch way beyond that.  By choice I suppose but sometimes not.  Now if you mess up, people can google and know.  Years from now.  It doesn’t just go away.  It’s not that easy to just start all over again.  One day your great-grandchildren might find those naked photos of you read of you.

Having your life so open, so visible to the world is scary in a way.

There will be no escape from your Internet traces.  No snow to cover up the footprints.

10 responses

  1. I have thought these SAME thoughts, a lot. Pretty scary. You can never be too safe on here!

    October 5, 2008 at 3:19 am

  2. Hay

    Very true. I have recently examined the exposure I am giving my kids on here, and as a result made all my Flickr pics of the kids Family only…I guess it’s my decision to put myself out there, but I need to respect their privacy.

    October 5, 2008 at 8:51 am

  3. Sure it can be scary, but then it’s just as scary going outside your front door, because who knows what awaits you there. I’ve been back and forth the whole ‘kids picture’ things so many times, and I decided it was just as dangerous to take them shopping at pick n pay where there might be ‘bad people’ who see them. The world is a big place. Thankfully it’s mostly filled with good people like you and me. 🙂

    October 5, 2008 at 10:18 am

  4. Addie

    I’ll email you my comment … wouldn’t wanna leave traces ha ha ha

    October 5, 2008 at 11:13 am

  5. Oh, I’m not sure I want to be reminded of this. Truthfully, I hadn’t given it much thought. Well, until you brought it up. Hmm…gonna have to think on this one.

    October 6, 2008 at 3:15 am

  6. mybloggylife

    I totally hear you. I often wonder how easily I can be traced. Bizarre, eh?

    October 6, 2008 at 6:31 am

  7. Wenchy

    I hope my children and all that follow enjoy my nakkid pics!

    October 6, 2008 at 11:34 am

  8. I have thought about it quite a bit and wonder if I should be using alias names for my children. I know many do.

    New site looks good but miss the wonderful pictures of all of you on the top.

    October 6, 2008 at 8:11 pm

  9. I thought about that the first time I thought of blogging. And I deleted my blog after a week. Oddly, a couple friends said they missed it so I decided to go public. Yikes!

    October 8, 2008 at 4:32 am

  10. orangeninja76

    I leave my footprints intentionally.

    I have a blog that I write letters to my son on. I hope one day we can read them together, but if not, if I should leave this life early, he will have them.

    I even have a dear close friend that has the web address and password, if ever.

    I do get where you are coming from though….and the more you think about it, the more careful you want to be. I want my great grand children to be able to “google” me, so I will just have to live my life right so there will never be anything on there I don’t want them to see.

    October 12, 2008 at 7:22 am

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