It has been a while since I started using twitter, over 5 years (February 2009) according to twitter – around about the time I purchased my first Smartphone (HTC Dream). Back in the day it wasn’t so popular so I didn’t really think much about who I should and shouldn’t follow. I barely tweeted back then either however I used read twitter during my commutes to and from University. The more popular it became, the more people started to follow me and consequentially I would follow back if I knew them or were particularly interesting. It got to a point where I had so many tweets on my timeline that I needed to do something about it. Unfortunately this meant I couldn’t be on “#TeamFollowBack” anymore. So I started to be rather selective as to who to follow consequentially out of experience of twitter, became rules.
Now that I am gaining a lot more experience with web development I am slowly covering over all the factors that can affect or assist the performance & exposure of a website to make it a successful website. Typically, a client who doesn’t know much about website but requires a website to be built will only focus on the look of the website and as important as that is, it shouldn’t be the number 1 priority. Once it is successful such that you have the visitors coming on to your and the image of your website & brand is important then you may splash out on a super funky website.
This is the second part of the Online Privacy series. I suggest you read the introduction before reading this but that’s up to you.
Self-contributed data can be the holy grail to a Private Investigator if you are something like a “tweetaholic” (compulsive twitter user) or a facebook addict. Although facebook has privacy settings, if this isn’t set correctly then it’s as good as publicly broadcasting your life. I know that adjusting your privacy settings can be a painful and confusing experience.
What does it take for a stalker, employer, private investigator, government or even a fraudster to get to know about you nowadays? Well, not much! 10 years ago, it would have been very difficult for anyone to get any information about you but today, with the aid of the internet, this is very easy – especially for the youth of the western civilisation. In the next few articles I look to cover the following:
- Self-contributed data.
- Information about you put on by others.
- Hackable data.
Each of which, I look to help you take the right steps to prevent breach of what you think should be private.