Using Your Photo As An Avatar - page 5

I see more and more posters using their own photos as avatars, and while most of those pictures are very attractive, I think it's a dangerous practice. The internet isn't really as anonymous as we... Read More

  1. Visit  beeker profile page
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    Funny you mention this! I actually have not chosen an avatar yet someone here commented how cute my avatar picture of a hedgehog was. At that time I had a facebook profile picture of a hedgehog an panicked that my anonymity was lost. I still HAVE NO IDEA how anyone could see that pic on this website, but I think it has something to do with visiting this site via my ipad. I am not careful to log totally out of Facebook when surfing with my ipad for that reason. Has anyone else had this happen? I use this site to vent.
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  3. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Quote from beeker
    Funny you mention this! I actually have not chosen an avatar yet someone here commented how cute my avatar picture of a hedgehog was. At that time I had a facebook profile picture of a hedgehog an panicked that my anonymity was lost. I still HAVE NO IDEA how anyone could see that pic on this website, but I think it has something to do with visiting this site via my ipad. I am not careful to log totally out of Facebook when surfing with my ipad for that reason. Has anyone else had this happen? I use this site to vent.
    It sounds as if someone has identified you, is what it sounds like to me.
    Try, oh, a stegosaurus or some nice false-color images of the Andromeda galaxy. Mix 'em up.
  4. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Quote from beeker
    Funny you mention this! I actually have not chosen an avatar yet someone here commented how cute my avatar picture of a hedgehog was. At that time I had a facebook profile picture of a hedgehog an panicked that my anonymity waslost. I still HAVE NO IDEA how anyone could see that pic on this website, but I think it has something to do with visiting this site via my ipad. I am not careful to log totally out of Facebook whensurfing with my ipad for that reason. Has anyone else had this happen? I use this site to vent.
    The website for a local news channel posted a story abbot my place of employment. I posted some opinionated thoughts in the "comments" section anonymously. Or I assumed it was anonymous. I was using my iPad and I just stay logged into my Facebook account. Apparently, when you post comments on some web pages, it just uses your facebook ID without even asking you. I guess the comments section on some sites is "powered" by Facebook or something. Reason # 543 I hate Facebook.....
    workingharder, beeker, anotherone, and 2 others like this.
  5. Visit  beeker profile page
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    The website for a local news channel posted a story abbot my place of employment. I posted some opinionated thoughts in the "comments" section anonymously. Or I assumed it was anonymous. I was using my iPad and I just stay logged into my Facebook account. Apparently, when you post comments on some web pages, it just uses your facebook ID without even asking you. I guess the comments section on some sites is "powered" by Facebook or something. Reason # 543 I hate Facebook.....
    I think this is what happened to me. My husband thinks he fixed it, it was something to do with the ipad keeping me auto logged into facebook. He said he changed the settings but I am still afraid to use my iPad.
  6. Visit  beeker profile page
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    Quote from GrnTea
    It sounds as if someone has identified you, is what it sounds like to me.
    Try, oh, a stegosaurus or some nice false-color images of the Andromeda galaxy. Mix 'em up.
    No, the person made an innocent comment. I did a complete search they are not from my state or have anything to do with me. I think my ipad had me autologged in via facebook.

    My point is, some people are probably unaware we can see their face here.
  7. Visit  Indy profile page
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    For facebook I do have my picture. When I made the account I wanted to connect with some old friends who would not have recognized my married name, and I didn't want to put a super long name on there, so I used a picture anyone would recognize of me, and haven't changed it because it's a good hair day pic and there are so few of those. And I have to act like work doesn't exist when I comment or post. It's ok because my husband is my main outlet for venting, and that's over ten minutes after I get home.

    If any of my coworkers have AN accounts, they don't talk about it. That's fine by me :-)
    Hygiene Queen likes this.
  8. Visit  Bouncyball profile page
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    I have identified a nursing instructor and a classmate from this site so far. It really is pretty easy to identify people even when they don't use their real pictures for the avatar. Be careful.
    sharpeimom and GrnTea like this.
  9. Visit  Art_Vandelay profile page
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    Quote from Pink Rabbit
    Well it's not me, but I do very closely resemble my avatar
    lol...me too! me too!
  10. Visit  Morganalefey profile page
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    I keep checking this thread to see if anyone who actually uses their picture would comment, and they haven't, LOL.
    I just wonder what they are thinking when they do it....So c'mon users out there that use your pic....come out of hiding, lol!
    Art_Vandelay likes this.
  11. Visit  SleeepyRN profile page
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    I'm glad somebody finally made a post about this. Its risky to use you're own pic. I don't understand why people don't understand that
  12. Visit  jaycam profile page
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    There are a few people who either know who I am or can figure it out if they think about it due to some of my posts. This doesn't really bother me, but mostly because I see this as a resource. I do not post things I wouldn't say in person. Still not using my picture or name here though.
  13. Visit  TransportJockey profile page
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    i did use a picture of me, but after someone cautioned me about it, I also realized that my last name and certifications were visible on my job shirt in the picture. But, my name I'm using on here is my standard username, and on most of my EMS forums it is tied into my name and FP-C number.
  14. Visit  AnnieOaklyRN profile page
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    Quote from JDZ344
    Great reminder.

    Remember, nothing is truly anonymous on the internet, as I once found out to my cost. (in a job other than healthcare). You just don't know if you are actually posting to your boss when you post here, either...
    Has anyone every told you you are missing your eyes, nose, and mouth? Just curious. You may want to invest in some photo shop...

    Annie


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