Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that many of us should be more selective about the private things that we choose to share publicly. The advent of the internet and its use for social media has, in many ways, revolutionized the way that we acquire knowledge and communicate with individuals and groups, both near and far. In fact, research that used to take weeks when completed manually can now, in many instances, be completed in a matter of seconds. Conversations that previously took, on average, a week to complete via postal mail (when telephone calls do not prove feasible) can now be completed within a matter of seconds or minutes via text messaging or the submission of e-mail messages.
We live in a world that affords us a higher and broader degree of access to information, offered to us with ease and convenience. And though that increased access to information can very well be a good thing, it should always be approached with wisdom and prudence. The prevalent presence of hackers and identity thieves remains a constant threat and serves as a reminder that it is essential that we make it a point to be selective when it concerns choosing which and how much private information to share publicly. After all, it is better to be safe than sorry. #lovebythedrop