6 Things To Keep In Mind Before Posting Your Pictures Online
You thought it was ‘safe’ to post your picture on social networking sites, didn’t you? We all do, until we’re hit by acts of hackers or people (read ex-boyfriends) who are out there to take revenge. As the Internet takes over our lives, it is important to know how it is going to affect you if you post your pictures online. Here’s what you should know, before you click on ‘post’, the next time you are on Facebook.
1. Your face could be on the next ‘hidden sex scandal’
Yes, that’s true. Ask any of your computer geek friends how easy it is to take someone’s face and simply put it on someone else’s body. We were shocked when our graphic designer was able to switch faces in less than a minute. And if you thought ‘Who would ever use my face’, lady you are grossly underestimating the devil side of the Internet. Many women have been left red-faced after finding themselves, of course just their faces, on nude pictures.
2. Your photos can be used by certain groups on social networking sites
If you’ve been reading the news lately, you should know that there has been a recent uproar about how many guys were a part of groups in which everyone posted pictures of ‘sexy ladies’ from their friend list. Do you have not-so-close friends on your friend list? You may want to be cautious there, ladies.
3. Your current or prospective employers are on social networking sites
If this has surprised you, we think you’ve been living in the Stone Age. Let’s consider a scenario where your friend has tagged a picture of you on a big night out. You are drunk and the pictures are anything but sober. Of course they’re fun to look at, but do you want your future employer to see these pictures when they’re trying to find out more about who you are? Think twice.