the Internet

Weiner Photo In These Days of the Internet

Well.

I can’t post the photo here because I keep the blog pg-rated and I think this particular photo…whether it is Weiner or not…is more along the lines of r-rated. And even if I could post it, I wouldn’t. No one knows if it’s really Weiner or not. If you want to see it, you can google it; there are screen shots all over the net.

But there’s a lot about this story I don’t understand. I’m not going to get into all the things I don’t understand because I don’t like seeing anyone’s personal life put on display this way. I didn’t like it when it happened to President Clinton and I don’t like it now. I do believe in the phrase “too much information.”

In these days of the Internet, where nothing is private anymore, we all have to be careful what we say and do. This past week I read two different things on publishing blogs that blew me away. I couldn’t believe anyone would say these things in public. They were strong comments…some would call one comment in particular an accusation with legal ramifications…and I wouldn’t have done it.

Anything you say, do, or post on the Internet is there forever. It never goes away. And I wish people would start taking this seriously because it can one day come down to a quality of life issue.