Is it safe to bare it all?

@allknowing (65211)
India
August 12, 2015 9:55pm CST
When I first started to go online I was advised to go incognito as far as possible as anyone could stalk you. I have taken that advice and hardly talk about my personal life here or anywhere else. But I see so many who bare it all. What is your opinion on this?
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@hereandthere (31162)
• Philippines
13 Aug 15
it's easier to bare it all online (like ranting about your job, family, country) if you never use a name that's close to your real name (like, let's see, hmm, allknowing? ) and never share pictures that may give a hint about who and where you are.
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@Boonie1 (431)
• Ashdod, Israel
13 Aug 15
I think it is definitely safer to hold your cards close to your chest. ultimately its personal and everyone dose what they feel is right, but I think you have potential to lose a lot( not a lot of potential but you can never know) and not much to gain by exposing too much. comes down to how comfortable are you with people knowing more about you, both off and online
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@allknowing (65211)
• India
13 Aug 15
It is not without reason that we get to read this thing about being cautious what you say about yourself. I agree with you wholesale
@yukimori (9047)
• United States
13 Aug 15
I've gotten a lot more lax about it recently. I used to not want to share any information, including really general things like the names of places I've been or even the state I live in. Now, I really don't care who knows that I live in Arizona, or that my family went to the Arizona Museum of Natural History last weekend... although I'm still only sharing that after the trip. I don't typically give out my real name, either. I'm still really retentive about Googling myself. I found a website that had a ton of personal information about me, including my home address, published online. I had them remove it even though I'd kind of had to work to find it. We've cut contact with a few family members who don't need to have that information. It might be public record, but that doesn't mean it has to be easy for them to dig it up.
@yukimori (9047)
• United States
13 Aug 15
Oh, I meant to add that I can't imagine sharing every detail of my life online like some people do. I know a few people who have to post pictures of everything they eat on Facebook, or add statuses about what they're doing every ten minutes. I have to wonder if anyone actually reads them, or if they just scroll past like I do. lol
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@allknowing (65211)
• India
13 Aug 15
@yukimori That is what I just mentioned Mine is not for public viewing.
@allknowing (65211)
• India
13 Aug 15
@yukimori After midnight and that too after a peg or two
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
14 Aug 15
Sometimes people want to say something, tell someone they don't know and don't feel judged