Friday, September 28, 2007

What NOT to post on the internet

Here are some items you shouldn't post on the Internet:
  • Your Social Security Number - Should go without saying, but don't do it.
  • You Credit Card Number - I feel dumb for even writing that. But, if you do feel like sharing your credit info with someone, why not just help me out?
  • Your Phone Number - Weirdos will call you, it's that simple. But if you're into that, go for it.
  • Your Address - Weirdos will show up to your house. If that's your thing, there are websites for that stuff.
  • Copyrighted info you are making a profit from - You'll get sued, and going to court isn't fun.
  • Pictures of kids without information - Remember how there are weirdos on the internet? Don't enable them with pictures of kids if the parents don't want their images out there. And don't combine it with an address.
  • You naked (unless you are Heidi Klum)
  • Information about your employer - This may seem a bit confusing at first, but when you start writing about your company (or worse, a client/customer) you enter a very sticky legal situation. Avoid at all costs.
  • Pictures of you involved in illegal activity - This has been covered with numerous stories about MySpace. If you do this, you are a total moron. Yup, a moron.
  • Your stuff - This only really counts if you put up your location/address information (see above), but if you combine the an address with a picture of your new HDTV, and computers and jewelry etc, wow is that dumb.
There are so many inventive and unique ways to do stupid stuff on the internet (like Pam from "The Office" downloading porn at the office):



So let's not repeat the same mistakes, it's just boring.

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