Do you ever broadcast on Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare (or others) where you're eating lunch, who you're with and or even when you're on vacation? Do you care who's seeing it? If you don't, you probably should.
Would you get undressed in front of a window?
The meteoric growth of social networking has exposed millions of people's personal activities to a far larger audience than most might be aware.
"It’s really just the erosion of privacy in general," says Kurt Roemer, chief security strategist at Citrix Systems. "You’re giving away information you may not want to intentionally give away."
The networks are becoming intertwined and your ability to have any meaningful control over that information is essentially lost. For instance, when you check in with Foursquare and it goes out on Twitter, that information becomes searchable. Same thing with people boasting of a Groupon deal or trying to solicit friends to join.
"That incestuous behavior between apps is only getting worse," Roemer says.
He says it's time the growing universe of social networkers become aware of what can happen to information that was once considered personal but is now being widely distributed.