September 20, 2007

Worried About What Kids Will See On The Internet?



Someday-- right now-- your kids, and their friends, will be googling you.





It is so good to have a com... (Below threshold)

September 20, 2007 5:45 PM | Posted by Ms Jones to you: | Reply

It is so good to have a common name!! Sure, there is info on me in there but you have to sort through a whole lot to find it then is it the Right Ms Jones? Maybe, maybe not. Cheers!

Alone's response: No good. IP address search. Etc. On the internet, everyone knows you're a dog.

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"This century we're going t... (Below threshold)

September 20, 2007 10:32 PM | Posted by phill: | Reply

"This century we're going to learn a lesson about what it means to be unable to forget anything. And it's going to go on, and on. Barring a catastrophic universal collapse of human civilization — which I should note was widely predicted from August 1945 onward, and hasn't happened yet — we're going to be laying down memories in diamond that will outlast our bones, and our civilizations, and our languages. Sixty kilograms will handily sum up the total history of the human species, up to the year 2000. From then on ... we still don't need much storage, in bulk or mass terms. There's no reason not to massively replicate it and ensure that it survives into the deep future."

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People might be Googling yo... (Below threshold)

September 21, 2007 12:32 PM | Posted by Dave Lewis: | Reply

People might be Googling you/me right now? Creepy? Yes, of course it is. But, we live in a time where privacy has become a quaint afterthought.

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September 22, 2007 8:57 PM | Posted by Ak: | Reply

The implications of being able to Google and then discover parental indiscretions, or find out that our parents with-held important information from us...

That is truly scary.

Earlier this summer, I found the courage to begin reading letters written by my parents and to my parents.

I discovered my parents had an entire secret life that they'd concealed from me.

It drilled me through the wall.

And...these were just letters.

I'd hate to imagine what kind of track record my parents would have left online.

Dad wrote another letter to Mom. It revealed major emotional chaos and ego fragility---and gave me several nights worth of stress related insomnia.

I found another letter written to Dad by an ex-girlfriend, complete with photos.

She signed herself, 'Boobs.'

Reading that one made me sprout 50 grey hairs and left me wanting to jam my head down the toilet and flush it.

And these were merely letters, not a website or a Myspace/Youtube page.


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September 29, 2007 6:02 PM | Posted by Velvet Elvis: | Reply

This pretty much sums up where I stand on the issue.

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November 2, 2007 12:29 PM | Posted by Aden: | Reply

There is nothing to fear but fear itself.

The truth will set you free.

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