When first heard by most older people on the street, the word “Blog” sounds like something from a horror movie when in fact “blog” is computer speech for “Weblog”, a type of journal that people keep on the internet. All the rage with the modern computer generation, blogs are now posted on the internet.
Blogs are replacing the traditional journal diary with lock and key, upgrading to a more technological age.
But all that glitters is not gold. Most Blogs are used in venting out steam about the workplace. Company owners are now finding that it is hard to control what gets put on blogs.
“Employees put disclaimers on their Blogs stating that their views don’t reflect the views of their employer,” said Jennifer Rivkin of “Profit” magazine in Toronto, “Employees cannot disclose proprietary or confidential information, publish company documents or write defamatory statements about the company or co-workers,”
According to research by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, “about seven percent of U.S. Net users keep blogs-online.” People fawn over their pets, politics, and everyday life.
Others however, worry that their personal information could fall into the hands of criminals.
Some of these concerns can be eased with common “internet street smart” sense.
Don’t select people you don’t know for your “friends” page.
Never give out your full real name.
Don’t give out your street address.
Never give out your phone number.
Never give out any credit information, unless you can verify safety.
Try not to give out your e-mail address to anyone you don’t know.
Following these and your own personal guidelines you can reduce your risk of letting any real harm befall you.