absolutely not. very few people know i carry.
This is a discussion on Would you make this information public? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was messing around on Facebook today and I saw that they have a new toy. It’s an application that lets you list your favorite ...
I was messing around on Facebook today and I saw that they have a new toy. It’s an application that lets you list your favorite albums or movies or books yada, yada, yada. One of the lists they have is “Five Things You’d Never Leave The House W/Out”. Just for giggles I put my top five in to see if the software supported them. They were
1. My Gun
2. Spare ammunition
Believe it or not every single one was supported. I decided not to complete the list because I really don’t want that information out there.
My question is; am I being overly paranoid? Is there anyone here that would make that information publicly available? What would be the purpose? Obviously, I’m talking about the firearm specific answers I don’t care if you know that I always have my keys and phone.
The thing that I find really interesting is that those answers wouldn’t be available if somebody hadn’t gone to the trouble to add them to the list. That tells me that somebody out there wanted everyone on their friends list to know that they carry all the time bad enough to add it to the list.
So give me your thoughts would you or wouldn’t you publish that information? And why.
absolutely not. very few people know i carry.
Do NOT use any of those applications. I don't play any of the games on Facebook. I refuse your hugs and kisses and all that other crap.
That list wants access to your e-mail address and the e-mail address of everyone that you are friends with. Read the EULA and you will be shocked at what they want to do with your information. I love Facebook but I refuse to take any survey, play any of their online games or send anyone a drink. Those applications are nothing but data miners.
So yes, be paranoid and do not use that application. I block every single one of them.
I believe you are exactly correct, Treo. I agree.
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I don't even list my guns on forums like this.
I am proud of the guns that I have, but I don't want them to be public information.
I stay away from Facebook and the other "social networking sites." Even here, where I think only Bumper knows for sure who I am, I find that my natural tendency is to reveal so much about myself that someone could if they wished narrow it down fairly quickly.
I'm old, and I suppose in away it really doesn't matter if others find out who I am and learn something about "what" I am. However, I think young people who are still in the job market need to be extremely careful about what they post and where they post it. It can come back to bite you.
I don't worry so much about what Uncle will do with information. It is what the corporate data miners will do with it.
There is a web site "www.sokeo.com" which sells information---gleaned from the net I suppose. They have almost nothing right about me. In fact, when I type in my real name in their search engine they respond that I don't exist.
When I type in my e-mail address they return incorrect information about me, and when I type in my phone number they claim I live in a 1 million dollar + house-- I only wish. They have nothing right in their data base on me.
I like it that way.
There are times that we all get too liberal and too easy with information and the internet helps bring it out in us. The pillar that supports DC is the internet, obviously, and who knows who's listening? There's a time to decide to carry on and communicate, and there's a time to hold your cards close. Listing that kind of stuff.....nope. Don't do. Keep that kind of stuff here and who knows how tight we are? They bees folk out dere wiff red eyes.
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That had to hurtOriginally posted by Rock and GlockI believe you are exactly correct, Treo. I agree.
My daughter loves Facebook and MySpace and all those dang things, she's always trying to get me to go on them things. I'm lucky that I can find my little groups here and get on them. I'll stick to discussing things here and a few others and stay off the mainstream of Facebook or MySpace and the rest of that crap.
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