I have always been wary of the internet. The thought of my information at the hands of any reasonable hacker is a scary thought. I am so worried about that someone who has too much time on their hands and no morals could do that I do not even give permission for my kid’s schools permission to publish any photos of my kids online. However I love facebook and am happy to put pics up of the kids and our farm in fact the amount of data that I have on there for the world to see is alarming !!
So why has this only just come to my attention? It was in a learning path activity where my lecturer gained my attention on how much personal information I actually have readily available for any Tom, Dick or Harry to access. David put up a link to the ‘take this lollipop‘ site. I did not go past the first page of the what appears to be a web page but is in fact a facebook app. Luckily David also gave us the link to Dennis’s Blog post ‘ Take This Lollipop and the Importance of Facebook Privacy‘ which tells us exactly what happens on the site as I was extremely curious to know what was beyond the lollipop. Interestingly when Dennis blogged about this facebook app it had only been online for a number of hours and already had 16,000 “Likes”. Today two and a half years on the app now has 15 263 316 likes !! The actor in the app Bill Oberst Jr. talks about the success of the apt in this you tube clip.