So perhaps this “invasion of privacy” uproar is moot.
Don’t tell them your name, or where you live, or how old you are, or what school you go to. In college, I joined an online text-based RPG and had a blast. Yet we do guard our privacy on the internet – viciously, in some cases.
Don’t tell them anything about you.” And I rolled my eyes and promised I wouldn’t because I had never intended to in the first place. I made friends and we all talked frequently outside the game, emailing each other at length about any number of topics. You don’t know who these people are.” “Mom,” I assured her, “I really do. We are particular about who can view our Facebook accounts, Twitter feeds, who can have our email addresses.
Prospective employers might check, or they might get someone to friend me and unearth my whole dirty history. Anyone can accidentally forward a very private email to someone you know.
Anyone can enter your name into a search engine and likely find out more about your life than you ever knew was available for public access.
The web has been buzzing over the past several months due to the unmasking of some well-known internet trolls.