Online privacy…How private should we be??

How much information is too much information??

One of my classmates recently expressed how she was skeptical about posting so much information about herself online…I completely understand this, in a sense I agree.

There are definitely certain types of information we should never post online, such as our social security numbers (but honestly, even this can be found if you search hard enough).

Current and past employers, Work experience, Education history, Phone number, Address, Birthday, Marital status, Personal websites, blogs, twitter accounts…     

 This sort of information can available to someone in the blink of an eye. If someone really wants personal information about you they will get it one way or another. Of course, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take precautions and be smart about releasing certain information.

But really, I quickly did a google search for: finding personal information about anyone online…in a matter of seconds many sites with information popped up…I’ll list a few:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5762695_personal-information-online.html

http://www.ghacks.net/2008/04/26/find-personal-information-about-people/

http://pipl.com/

Today, in the world we live in there’s no fighting it…once again; if someone really wants personal information about you they will find a way to get it.

We can’t just live under a rock and hope no one will ever find us. 🙂