Hot take, online privacy and generation wars, 1/?🧵
"Back in my day, we never gave out our personal details online" is an extremely 30 year old boomer mindset.
I run an old web account ( @Marysue )
So I've seen old social media like Geocities first hand recently, and its honestly wild how common it was for people to add personal info into their biographies.
People listing their real name, birthday/star sign, and real country or state was more common than you probably remember.
Hot take, online privacy and generation wars, 2/?🧵
And this was before corporate propeganda campaigns like Facebook encouraged people to give out their real details. Facebook WAS popular with millennials at one stage, and we DID fall for it en-masse.
And while One Kind of online predator was sensationalized in media, nobody talked about social engineering. Giving out personal info in an incorrectly perceived private space, like on AIM, was common.
(Like the shit Discord predators do nowadays.)
Hot take, online privacy and generation wars, last one.🧵
It's bad and dangerous to give out a lot of personal details online. We can all agree to that.
The "boomer mindset" part comes from millennials assuming they were so much better and sensible, and so much different than gen Z. When that's definitely not the case.
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