The first time I felt someone violated online was when someone mentioned that I had way too many pictures of myself online as a comeback to an online debate. Somehow the person thought that having my pictures online was some kind of weakness and that he could find me easier because my “info” was online. Not because of that incident but because of others most of my pictures became private online. If you are my friend you have access to all of them via flickr, but I keep a lot of them hidden now, specially those of my niece and nephew now. I have posted low resolution versions as avatar in some places, but for the most part I am very careful about their pictures now.
Today Bea posted about one of the sickest things I have seen on the net, and I have visited rotten dot com before. It sickens me to think that people will use pictures of kids for some kind of sick pleasure. I am reposting this because I think it is very important to spread the word about this and to protect your pictures online, specially of minors. I don’t put this on the same level of a chain letter and really think is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.