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Video Blog Response to Mock-Inspirational Questions – Eek!

I last wrote a mock-inspirational post about blog topics, addressing the classic inspirational advice that’s normally given, followed by dishing out some of my unique “inspiration”. It was written mostly as a joke, but also an open invitation (*hint*hint*) to anyone who wanted to write a blog about one of the topics I’d mentioned. I stated somewhat vaguely that I’d gladly link back to anyone who wrote regarding one of those topics provided they either left a comment about it or made a link reference in their own blog. (*hint*hint*)

The joke part is that I really don’t expect someone to write a full article on their own blog about any of the disgusting things I mentioned.

That was the other day… this is now. Now – it’s time to pony up.

In a totally random coincidence, a friend of mine asked on Facebook the other day for suggestions of a similar nature:

Does anyone have a crazy question to ask that I’ll answer on my next video blog? Running outta stuff to talk about! Any questions get a shoutout too 😀

She asked that after I’d already thought of writing my mock-inspirational post, and so I threw her a couple “crazy” suggestions and used the rest that I thought of to write my own entry. Just as with my article, I was just being silly. Aaaaaaand… I somehow kept forgetting the word “video” in there. *Sigh*

Yep, she answered my questions. She had several others she answered as well, but my boyfriend and I conveniently seem to have asked her the worst ones of all.

She was asked these questions and some others, and faithfully answered every one in a video:

  • “Have you ever gone into a room for something but forgot what you went in for?”
  • “What instruments would you like to play or learn to play?”
  • “What TV series do you like?”
  • “What’s your favorite pizza topping?”
  • “What’s your favorite song at the moment?”

Pretty mundane… right?

Now here are the ones my boyfriend and I asked:

  • “How many times do you use the bathroom in a day?”
  • “How do you think your life would be different if you always had gas?”
  • “Have you tried tasting dog food?”
  • “Do you leave the toilet seat down?”
  • “Have you ever forgotten to wash your hands after using the bathroom?”

Now do you see why this is embarrassing? Let me again remind you that this is in a video.

To make matters worse, she was posting screen names in her video of the people that asked the questions. THANKFULLY she spared me/us.

I suppose I was asking for it all along (still am)…but seeing it in..a..video.. just made it so much more embarrassing. She said she got a ton of hits that day too, so that could’ve meant hundreds or thousands of people wondering what kind of twisted freak I am.

Keep in mind however, the offer still stands – if you use one of the ideas (for a full entry of at least a few sentences, i.e. a description not just an answer) and reference me, I will gladly post a link back. I think it’d be wonderful.

If you would like to hear her answers, you can watch her video here: Questions and Answers – CaityJayMusic

The Things You Can’t Blog About, Even If You Want To

Google may keep your information for months, do you want that all over the web?

Google could keep past information for months.

I got into a hearty discussion today about some topics that shouldn’t be mentioned in a public blog.

At least, not one in which the author can be identified.

It got me to thinking about the lack of privacy on the web. You can do anything you want online, sure. But the moment you attach some sort of identifying information to it, you may as well throw your privacy to the wind.

Actually, the minute you post something online, just forget about any privacy.

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How to Avoid Getting Fired or Arrested for Your Facebook Posts – Is Online Activity Ever "Private?" Part 3

This is the 3rd installment of “Is Online Activity Ever ‘Private’?” You can read the other parts here:

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Part One Suspended, Fired, Arrested for Facebook and Twitter Posts
Part Two – Facebook Privacy Concerns: Safety for Parents and Children

You’ve probably heard many times about people that have been fired from their jobs, suspended from school, or even arrested and put in jail just because of what they’ve posted online.

Usually this refers to what they’ve posted on Facebook. Sometimes it refers to what they’ve posted on Twitter. Other times it’s something else entirely, be it a personal blog post or a YouTube video.

Maybe they don’t even get into trouble of that extreme, but they get some sort of reprimand, regardless. Many times, these people probably don’t give it a second thought until that happens.

The question is, how can you avoid it?

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Facebook Privacy Concerns: Safety for Parents and Children – Is Online Activity Ever "Private"? Part Two

This is the 2nd installment of a series I’m doing called “Is Online Activity Ever ‘Private’?” You can read parts one and three here:
Part One – Suspended, Fired, Arrested for Facebook and Twitter Posts
Part Three – How to Avoid Getting Fired or Arrested for Your Facebook Posts

I recently wrote about some of the many examples of people getting suspended, fired, and arrested for what they’ve posted on Facebook, Twitter, and even YouTube.

You can find examples all over the internet. People are posting pictures, tweets, and status updates in the perceived privacy and anonymity of the online world that get them in all sorts of trouble in the real world.

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Suspended, Fired, Arrested for Facebook and Twitter Posts – Is Online Activity Ever "Private"? Part 1

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This is the 1st installment of a series I’m doing called “Is Online Activity Ever ‘Private’?” After reading this, be sure to check out part three, to avoid having this happen to you!

You can read parts two and three here:
Part Two – Facebook Privacy Concerns: Safety for Parents and Children 
Part Three – How to Avoid Getting Fired or Arrested for Your Facebook Posts

You can look all around for stories about people getting in trouble for what they’ve posted on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and the like.

Some of the unfortunately large number of stories of people getting in trouble for their online activities (thought to be private) include…

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