Saturday, September 13, 2008

Being Secretive on the Internet

What I find most fascinating about party pictures on Flickr is that people are completely willing to make their photos totally public to anyone with an internet connection, especially since many party pictures show bad behavior or questionable judgment. I don't want to sound like a fuddyduddy, but teenagers really have to step their game up in the hiding-secrets-from-your-parents front. It's not like the internet is some secret playground your parents have never heard of.

On Flickr, I see at lot of pictures of teenagers drinking in what is clearly their parents' house. Not sneaky at all! Kids, you have to remember that parents are like the USSR during the Cold War and you're the U.S. You have to keep your activity top secret from them on pain of death. The internet is like the Ethel Rosenberg of party secrets - a double agent who will betray you and spill everything to the enemy.


Thanks to Bruce for this photo (F.Y.I. teen girls, guys like "Bruce" are trolling your photostreams...).

6 comments:

SARAHSPY said...

ha. very well said.

jane said...

http://flickr.com/photos/chattycathy7575/22413927/
,.......!

naamers said...

This post is pure gold! pure gold! Teenagers really need to learn their lessons... and here is how:

http://nightshadesbikecrew.blogspot.com/2008/07/teenager-repellent.html

Ms Meghan said...

There are actually radio PSA's warning teenagers about that sort of thing, sexual exploitation on the internet. They're sort of hilarious, but also make me feel icky.

Nick said...

"The internet is like the Ethel Rosenberg of party secrets" is a combination of ten words I never thought I'd see.

Anonymous said...

FYI Ethel Rosenberg was cleared of all spying allegations. She just wouldn't flip on her husband so they fried her too.