I’m visible but does this make me vulnerable. Taking social networking sites for example many publish every significant detail of their lives. I always update my privacy settings making sure that only certain individuals can see my profiles. Aiming to work in the media industry there is a pressure to be on these sites, but to also make a good name for yourself so there is pressure to keep followers on twitter updated and seem like you are very much involved with social networking. I do not feel I am at risk being visible online, however I do feel a certain responsibility when making a post to be sure that’s its content meets a certain standard so nothing will be flagged or reported. Many believe that they have nothing to hide so therefore online visibility does not worry them. I believe this is not true, everyone acts differently when they are under surveillance. Even though i can control my privacy settings with governments watching it doesn’t mean i’m actually in control of my privacy.
I find it interesting how even today when we use our laptops or phones we don’t know whose watching. Who is really viewing our profiles and checking what we search online. Not sure if this provoking thought would make individuals think more about what they post online. An increasing number of federal agencies are employing sophisticated means to monitor use of social networking sites. In America alone six of these agencies are employed just to monitor social networking sites. With knowing this I feel that my privacy is being questioned I worry how much they know about me as an internet user and I’m sure the majority of the public also share this view. PC stands for personal computer but can we really call it that, when in some cases our private content is consistently being monitored.