Roger and I were sitting around the dinner table with our next door neighbor, a recently retired teacher who has a fondness for cats and is happy to babysit our kitten while we travel. We, in exchange, make sure she has plants that are watered on a regular basis.
She is what we would call, “Low-tech”. Yes, she has a computer, but when it comes to things like Facebook, she has no need for them.
She was a little freaked out about understanding all the privacy settings and having people know where she is and what she is doing.
And I just thought to myself, “Oh you older people with your irrational paranoia… Yes, we have no privacy anymore, but that’s just the age we live in – it’s not like anyone is trying to find me…”
Not an hour later, I read this article about a disgruntled author tracking down an agent in MY HOME TOWN, at her kid’s school, and attacking her with a baseball bat.
You can be sure I’m going to double check my privacy settings – for sure.
This is not to freak anyone out, but to be a reminder to check those settings.
Tell me in the comments below how you stay safe online. We all need the reminder.