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A Wedding Photographers Thoughts on Social Media Updates

I recently came across this article the other day on msnbc.  It featured facebook and how with a facebook account, you loose all your privacy.  That is, depending on what you do.  The highlight to the article is about what we do before we go away on vacation. “So here we are; on one end we’re leaving lights on when we’re going on a holiday, and on the other we’re telling everybody on the Internet we’re not home,… The goal of this Web site is to raise some awareness on this issue and have people think about how they use services like Foursquare, Brightkite, Google Buzz etc. Because all this site is, is a dressed up Twitter search page. Everybody can get this information.” MSNBC Your Facebook Profile: An Open Invite to Crime?

It’s true though, right?  I have never really been that fond of letting everyone know what i’m doing right now (Writing a blog about privacy. Almost finished my blog about privacy. Just had a snack and went to the corner store and the man was nice now back to my blog on privacy.) Redundant, isn’t it.

I truly believe that up-to-the-minute updates are not interesting, and brides looking for wedding photographers are not looking for my updates when they come across me on facebook, my blog, or even my twitter account.  They want to see photography, my past work, my projects and art.  So even though Angelina Jolie needs social media to push her projects ect., no one in the world knows where she is all the time except for her friends, her family, and her agent.  However, if you are following her somewhere on a social media website…. it’s most likely not her updating those status!

Thanks for reading!

Michael

  • February 26, 2010 - 3:16 am

    Sarah Goblot - A friend of mine sent me today a site that actually goes through twitter updates and identifies who is away from the home. The name of the site is rob me.

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