Risky business

Thinking about this article which I spotted off PA today.

I would hate to think what would happen if people I knew found this blog. But having learnt before, things you want to stay private should generally be kept private. The woman who said those comments about her boss... well, she shouldn't be too surprised that she got fired. She just wasn't careful enough.

A public blog is not like a private journal. A blog is more like a conversation you have with a group of friends. You wouldn't bitch to your friends about your boss when she's standing RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. And, on the internet, everyone is standing right in front of you.

The chances are, her boss found her journal because she wasn't smart enough to keep work and bitch-journal separate. She probably blogged during work, a link left on her IM or email, something that made the connection.

The good thing about livejournal is that you can protect yourself a bit with friends-only.

That being said, it's kinda creepy for your boss to be er... stalking your journal.