No, this isn’t about the merging of accounts at Flickr … although I was a little sad to see my original old skool identity stripped away, but oh well. This is about protecting privacy — I think.
So in the face of all of my public Twittering over the last six days, I am wrestling with something very difficult to deal with — my wife and I are discussing taking our Flickr photos private. Not all the pictures mind you, but the ones of our children. I guess all it really means is that you have to be a friend/contact/family member to see them, but it does bother me given my intense belief in living an open and transparent online life.
This has been something my wife has been pushing me towards for quite some time. A couple of weeks ago one of my colleagues here at PSU did the same thing after he discovered some pictures of his daughters being marked as favorites by a suspicious guy. It is unfortunate, but there are strange people out there. So, in the cpming days I may be making that switch. Anyone have thoughts on that for me?