Technology makes it difficult to keep our private lives “private”. With social media and networking so ingrained in our daily habits, it is easy for us to become desensitized from the power of privacy. We forget that “putting it all out there” is not only a bad idea, it can sometimes be dangerous.
Today, I wanted to share a very important article that brings to light the importance of maintaining your privacy online. In this article, 5 Steps to Internet (and IRL) Safety and Privacy, Literary Agent Carly Watters gives a few tips for writers (and non-writers alike) on how to keep their privacy while networking online. All of these tips are good ones to practice on a daily basis.
There are many ways to think about internet safety, but with the fall publishing season book launches coming up I wanted to take the time to share my thoughts about staying safe when you’re used to interacting on the web. I consider safety physical or intellectual.
I definitely think everyone clearly knows how dangerous the web can be, but sometimes we all think we’re immune to it and take risks when we don’t know we’re doing so. It’s the thing that happens to *someone else* not us.
To read the full article, click here.