Never take pictures that you wouldn’t want publicized. Period.]]>
However, an easy way to not be a target of such embarassment is to try to carry a little dignity with you at all times. The overwhelming amount of stuff that’s posted is of someone doing something they probebly shouldn’t be doing anyway. (like getting drunk or high and then making further stupid decisions, etc etc)]]>
A funny aside: I have a friend in a band who had his cellphone stolen. He told me the guy who stole it was trying to extort $5,000 for it. My friend is a drummer in a band that was very influential in a certain scene of music, but his band is not well known at all. I asked why on earth the guy thought he’d pay $5,000 to get a cellphone back. He said because there were naked photos of himself on it.
I had to laugh. Like *anyone* would care about naked photos of my friend. Seriously. No one would.]]>
And of course, a lawsuit isn’t going to put the genie back in the bottle.]]>
It is scary what level this kind of humiliation has gone to with the internet and camera phones.
I don’t see that it’s going to stop.
Hopefully it won’t be the downfall of civilation any more than Dungeons and Dragons, .25 cent video arcades, Playboy magazine, Video games, online gaming and the whole internet!]]>