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Hier die Übersetzung: Fällt irgendjemanden auf den ersten Blick etwas auf, was falsch sein könnte?
In the last years social networks like facebook
came more and more in vogue. Facebook counts over
30 million members. The german competitor StudiVZ
has 2,9 million Members worldwide. StudiVZ is
available in german, english, polish, french and
italian. Every User can evolute himself by creating
a profil and putting information on it like
hobbies, education and contact data. He can keep a
friends list, contact other users, upload pictures
or just chat. There are several other social
networks like Studylounge or unister.
Many Newbies consider it as normal to post private
data and pictures on the internet. The euphoria
about the existence of such websites outweighs the
mistrust to such sites.
That the visitor of the profil could be someone
else than friends or John Doe's doesn't realize the
user. Many cannot imagine at all that employers,
girlfriend/boyfriend or family are able to read the
posted data and in such a way receive information
about them, which places them in the bad light. The
reason of the missing distrust is usually that many
occur themselves in the Internet anonymous and
abandon thus things over itself, which would keep
them otherwise rather for itself.
The Community is seen as a second world. Just
certain persons (friends) should read what we
reveal from ourselves. We do not want visitors from
the first world(family, collegues, employers) to
watch our profil.For the reason specified already
that we are more generously in the believed
anonymity of the internet.It's always easier to
write something as saying it to someone and
watching into his face at the same time.
Here's an example of how it could become a
disadvantage to present yourself to the whole
50 persons apply for a job. The job contains
responsibility and access to secret, internal
documents. 30 of these applicants have got a
profile at www.facebook.com. 2 Employees from the
Personell Department scan the internet to find
information about the applicants. Of course they
On many social networks there are groups where
like-minded people can meet. Who will adjust
someone who is in a group called "against
shorthaired women" ? Personal Responsibility also
means not to devaluate Person negatively in cause
of specific characteristics. This person would have
been kicked out of the selection. A second person
may has the best grades and a very good education,
but also uploads every partypicture and abandon's
many details from himself. What would the boss say
Why should he give someone responsibility in
reflect of secret information about the company if
he's not even able to care for his own data.
Why shouldn't the training company throw a view on
portals like StudiVZ or Facebook before adjusting a
trainee if its so easy? With a little luck the
company can find negative or not wanted
characteristics, which makes it easier to delete
some applicants from the list.
Of course we do not know who is watching profiles
on certan websites. Also we do not know if companys
care about the private life of their employees.
Maybe they do not care, but its very easy to get
information within a few secounds with 2 mouse
clicks. 10 Years ago this was impossible.
Why shouldn't the employer use this new
possibilities, when its so easy and for free?
No one would send a refusal with "due to your
profile at...". Thus it comes that the concerned
persons will never know why the application has
many students would say "The Companys would never
make themselves the trouble" or "I do not have to
hide anything". In many cases this is the truth.The
more in demand and better the job, the personnel
chiefs do more around the best ones to get? For me
that sounds logical.
Because a Oxford student omitted celebrated it a
punishment of their university was up-hummed.
There the University of Oxford rather the image of
a conservative elite university embodied forbade
behaving itself in such a manner it to its students
beside it.Employees from the university were
searching the portal facebook and found 14
In the USA there are many cases where mostly female
students did become a victim of stalking not only
in the web but also in the material world.
Imagine the following:
"A person with a gift emerges at one time, talking
confused things, makes the impression to know you
much better than you do." In the USA this is
For Stalker such social networks are in the Web a
found food. Finally everything is so simple.
What can one do, in order to avoid that unwanted
visitors receive information about us, which are
not intended for them?
We do not expose all our personal data, join only
justifiable groups and try to behave normally in
the internet, thus not differently than in real
Possibility 2: Due to the possibility that certain
persons could get some sensitive information about
us we do not register at social networks in the
We are fully anonymous on portal like facebook or
studylounge, or/and only a small circle of close
friends knows our true identity.
The last option would be that we do not pay
attention simply to it, whether unwanted visitors
come and investigate on the profile. We just dont
How could it be in 20 years? "Due to the reason
that you do not have a facebook profile we asume
that you are socially not correctly integrated..."
Giant-large imbecility or possibly future music?
The trend to collect data is there. Students of the
MIT-College have shown it to us. They succeed to
download 70,000 Facebook profiles with a help of a
On the 9th december of 2006 someone succeed to
download and analyze over 1 million StudiVZ
profiles. The stats are available in german.
Rumors circulate that companies download complete
portals with all profiles and sell them to other
companies. For whom could such information be
valuable?Purely practically seen nearly each
company could use this information.
May it be due to an applicant analysis or the
search for qualified personnel.
I see it as well in the Logfile from my website
that there a bots, who visit every single site of
mine and download all texts, pictures and scripts.
A few years ago every 2 weeks there came a bot and
crawled for information and new content.
Everyone can store your profile and point on you
with the finger in 20 years.
Someone wants to install a trojan on the computer
of a friend of yours. Since nowadays most computers
are well secure he decideds to steal your identity
so that the identity thief can spend himself as
"you" in front of your friend. Thus the identify
thief has the donfidence of the victim, because the
friend thinks he talks to a familiar person.
The victim receives so notionless the infected
file.Sometims the visit of a specific website could
be the reason for an infection. In general it would
be very toilsomely to attain the confidence of the
victim. does it concern on money this is already an
expenditure, which is worthwhile itself.
We write the year 2027. Google has now a subsidiary
named global personnel, which takes over the choice
of personnel for other companies. Basis for the
searches are over 200 million profiles in social
networks such as Xing, StudiVZ, Facebook,
Studylounge, as well as numerous data, which are
attained from search machines such as Google. On
this basis the investigating everything is
revealed, it to have an enormous quantity of data
for nearly each person. The investigating are not
humans, but first Google Bots. They look for
Keywords in connection with the applicant name,
from which one can conclude negative
characteristics. Thus first a preselection is
already met. Large mischief? I would have said 1987
that nowadays everyone has a mobile phone would be
I much laughed at. One should exclude never
somewhat from the beginning...
Who this text read white at the latest now that
one should not behave oneself by any means in
social networks in the InterNet beside it, but
rather on it respects should which one from itself
price gives. Many do not know the fact that any
communication is stored and years after can prepare
problems. The problem of the data storage is new,
we is the generation, which could be affected 2027
by it. 1987 did not give it the InterNet in the
present form yet.