The concept of privacy had undergone a drastic change in recent years. Almost a decade ago, Facebook was relatively new and other forms of social media like Instagram and Twitter hadn’t taken hold yet. Gradually we have become de-sensitized to the dangers of sharing our photographs and personal information on all social media platforms.
Today we think it routine to click our pictures and post them instantly on our most favored media platform. This is a risky trend. Once your pictures and information are out there anyone can use them. So before you want to advertise to the world what you had for lunch, what you are wearing and feeling, be careful.
My advice would be to be circumspect with your information. And don’t share too much of yourself on social media. Even when you want to tell the world, and all your frenemies that you’re living an ideal life, very few will believe it.
(For the visually challenged writer, the photo is taken from the point of view of a women who is taking a photo of her friend sitting across from her at an outdoor restaurant)
Written for FFFC # 158, hosted by Fandango