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    A cautionary Tale from Facebook

    I know there are varying views on to what extent we should interact with scouts on Facebook and the like. I am of the more liberal mind sent. However..... a cautionary tale for you.

    The magic of Facebook has this evening revealed that a teacher at the school where most of my lot go should have been an awful lot more careful about her privacy settings. A very compromising, tagged, photo of her is doing the rounds among her pupils which frankly she probably wouldn't want a lot of her adult friends to see, let alone teenagers.

    Remember, be careful what you put on t'interweb and who can see it!

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    I have enacted self monitoring since I accepted YP as friends on facebook, although I never request them.
    Teachers seem to be the worst mind I know one who puts lots of druken weekend type images of the weekends exploits up and another who has some very revealing photo's on there facebook.

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    Why oh why is such a picture even posted on a medium as insecure as Facebook is beyond me !!!

    Rule of Thumb, if the content is of a potentially compromising subject matter then keep it under firm lock and key and never share it with anyone...
    Why do people still think that the interwebs are a lovely, shiny and above all safe place to be.
    Bear in mind around 80% is dedicated to Pr0n and other adult material !!!

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    I saw a group of lads of a rugby tour with T-shirts stating "What goes on tour... ...stays of Facebook!". This sums up with difference social media has made in the last 5-10 years.
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    ALthough im on facebook, i dont put everything up, in fact i hardly put anything up.

    When it come to scouts, ive not accepted anyone yet, as i haven't been that active on facebook.

    Last Summer we took the Scouts to an international camp in Holland, Haarlem Jamborette, this camp had what i would call a heavy on-line and other media presence, The Scouts were all told about this, and the fact that any pictures/video etc taken of them may be online for a very long time, and they shouldnt do anything too daft, or say anything daft which may embarrass them later in life , or that could cause upset/ofense to any one.
    Also if being interviewed by TV to try and speak clearly and to think about what they are saying before they say it.

    Some of our Scouts ended up being interviewed by Dutch TV, and they did OK you can see them in this video just after 2 minutes

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    Facebook and the Internet are changing social mores faster than any other development in history. As always, the LCD will apply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenOfThe12th View Post
    Why oh why is such a picture even posted on a medium as insecure as Facebook is beyond me !!!

    Rule of Thumb, if the content is of a potentially compromising subject matter then keep it under firm lock and key and never share it with anyone...
    Why do people still think that the interwebs are a lovely, shiny and above all safe place to be.
    Bear in mind around 80% is dedicated to Pr0n and other adult material !!!
    80% ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard T View Post

    Some of our Scouts ended up being interviewed by Dutch TV, and they did OK you can see them in this video just after 2 minutes


    Your link doesn't work.



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    Am I alone in thinking one of the great things about camp is kids can be a bit childish and a bit silly and don't have to worry what they look like or what they are wearing? It's a bit sad if we lose that because they have to be careful in case they end up on YouTube.

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    I don't very often post here but thought I would add this..
    There is I think a new setting where you have to approve anything anyone has tagged you in on fb....I have it now since I'm currently job hunting and although I have friends only on everything you never know what potential employers could see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike142sl View Post
    80% ?
    Realistically more like 5-10%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Corrie View Post
    Realistically more like 5-10%
    My first post on here and it's about pr0n! Way to go Ivor!!

    Close to 4% of the 1 million most visited sites on t'interweb were adult content and about 13% of Google searches were pr0n related in 2011 from info I've seen.

    It fits with a study in 2006 by Philip Stark (Berkeley professor of statistics) = 6% of searches were for sexual content and about 1.5% of all websites were related to pr0n

    So there is still hope for humanity.

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    It depends on how you measure things though. By their very nature "adult" websites are likely to be far more graphics heavy than, say, this website. If you measure it by amount of data I would expect the percentage for adult sites to be very high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CambridgeSkip View Post
    If you measure it by amount of data I would expect the percentage for adult sites to be very high.
    Interesting thought - doubt anyone has done those sums, but it does highlight the distinction between "data" and "content". Though consider the data/content on video sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo and on image shares like Flikr and Tumblr I think the pr0n-maisters will be getting a run for their money.
    Edit - I stand corrected, someone did! http://www.extremetech.com/computing...re-porn-sites/ and the numbers are huge guesstimated at 30% of all traffic.
    Last edited by Ivor Morgan; 09-08-2012 at 11:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenOfThe12th View Post
    Why do people still think that the interwebs are a lovely, shiny and above all safe place to be.
    Bear in mind around 80% is dedicated to Pr0n and other adult material !!!
    You seem to be forgetting that there's more to the INTERNET than the simple WWW.
    The web is merely a small part of the whole.

    Either way the tubes are rancid and your online identity/reputation needs to be guarded.

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