Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb

How do you manage your online privacy? Are there certain things you won’t post in certain places? Information you’ll never share online? Or do you assume information about you is accessible anyway? 

Together with the huge leap the world took when it turned out that we are all connected into a world wide web, the flow of information became a rapid stream if not a flood.

One cannot help but wonder how much of the private information: name address, blood type, job occupancy, marital status; is floating aimlessly somewhere in a big pond of global knowledge.

Another question is why would anyone bother with extracting or looking for information about such insignificant person as myself. Well, this assumption is wrong from the start. It’s not about our significance in the worldwide scale or even our social position (celebrities/politics vs grass roots).

The fact remains, information is the most powerful weapon one can wield against the other. It can make or destroy a person. Many were elevated to the tops just because they gained useful knowledge of this and that. Many tumbled from the heights because sensitive information was leaked out.

So yes, I do wonder just how much information is there going around in the net in which the whole world seems to be tangled in. There is no turning back from this. We can only try and control the amount of information we allow to plummet into the water and be carried off with the steam.

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