A Walk Through A Slide
With the growing capability the internet has to offer the more safety becomes and issue. That’s what this blog group is all about. In my Pecha Kucha presentation I was designated to the positive aspects of the online world. I started right off with the first idea that comes to mind: how easy it is nowadays to keep in touch with the people you want to keep in touch with. We don’t have to send a letter on a boat across the ocean and wait, pray, months or years for a response. This is the internet’s greatest advantage. Social sites such as Facebook let people keep in touch as long as they want to. In the slide I mentioned David Silver and how most of what people post does not matter anyways, but it is still nice to know that they are doing alright.
What I Learned about my Blog Topic
When we chose “safety” off of the board I thought it was going to be an easy subject to delve into. I still think that, but I realized that there is a lot more grey areas in the world of online safety. It is scary to think that anything that I have ever sent to someone, even if it was back in 5th grade, is still out in cyberspace somewhere. It makes me feel as if I should have been way more careful, even though I do not think I did that bad anyway. It makes me look to the future, where I can either get a job or lose a job by what comes up on the internet. Look at swimmer Michael Phelps for example.
Yes, he did something illegal (did he even hurt anybody), but that one picture single-handedly marked his end. This could have been a photo somebody had of him for years and just decided to show it off now that he was a hot-shot. I’m afraid of what employers will find because now I hear Facebook has ALL of your photos, that have ever been there, still saved in some filing cabinet. I try to avoid pictures if I’m out with a beer anyways, but sometimes it comes as a shock. And once it’s up, it’s not coming down.