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Be careful what you divulge

  1. 38 I was chatting with a coworker who looked at me and said, "Are you on AllNurses.com?"

    I replied, somewhat noncommittally, "Yeah, why do you ask?"

    She said, "Are you ♪♫ in my ♥ ?"

    I smiled and said, "Yep."

    This is someone with whom I get on very well and with whom there's respect and camaraderie in both directions - and I don't think I've posted anything which I'd prefer not to be ascribed to me but it does drive home the point:

    Be mindful of what you post... you may end up owning it and the internet is forever and ever.

    I'm pretty sure that anybody who's read a lot of my posts and who works with me could ID me without too much trouble - and I'm mostly OK with that but in >4,000 posts over the last 6 years, I've probably said some things that I wouldn't necessarily say for attribution...
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  2. 52 Comments

  3. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #1 14
    I can't like this enough!!! It's important to remember that while AN is "anonymous" oit is public and it doesn't take much to KNOW who someone is....I am ALWAYS careful what I "let out" an when I do it is premeditated and well thought out.
  4. Visit  queserasera profile page
    #2 5
    Haha! I can't agree with this enough! Ive been on here for 2 years and young naive me used my name! Luckily I can say I stand by nearly everything I've posted, but have recently had a moment where people is my class asked if this was me on allnurses!

    Privacy is a privilege and I have given up that privilege!
  5. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
    #3 14
    And don't forget about all of those people using their real picture as an avatar! No one even needs to guess who they are.
  6. Visit  ChristineN profile page
    #4 4
    So true! I have recognized a coworker on here, only because this coworker used his real photo as his avatar. Never told him I recognized him though
  7. Visit  cardiacfreak profile page
    #5 9
    Big Brother is EVERYWHERE. It reminds me of what my mother used to say, "Don't ever say anything aloud that you don't want repeated." Nowadays I guess it would be, "Don't ever post anything you don't want shared with the world."
  8. Visit  blondy2061h profile page
    #6 3
    Yep, fairly sure I could be ID'd based on my posts. Definitely more careful now than I used to be.
  9. Visit  renardeau profile page
    #7 2
    Same!! A younger me from years ago posted some facts that could maaaaybbbee pin me, but now I'm a lot more careful haha.
  10. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
    #8 7
    Quote from Chelsea13
    Haha! I can't agree with this enough! Ive been on here for 2 years and young naive me used my name! Luckily I can say I stand by nearly everything I've posted, but have recently had a moment where people is my class asked if this was me on allnurses!

    Privacy is a privilege and I have given up that privilege!
    You can change your name.
  11. Visit  poppycat profile page
    #9 2
    You can change your username any time you want.
  12. Visit  DidiRN profile page
    #10 2
    If any of you would like to change your name, you can follow this link (scroll down to "Edit Username"): Name Change


  13. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
    #11 6
    Quote from Sweet_Wild_Rose
    And don't forget about all of those people using their real picture as an avatar! No one even needs to guess who they are.
    A few years ago, I nicely suggested to someone that perhaps s/he shouldn't be using a personal photo for an avatar; got my head snapped off for it.
  14. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
    #12 7
    When I first started here in 2001, I was new to the internet. I used my real name and a real photo.

    Very dumb.

    I don't share with folks where I work anything about allnurses. Sometimes I vent here.

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