[Stalker : a person who closely follows and watches another person for a long period of time in a way that is threatening, dangerous, etc.]
Those who like reading other people’s profile pages please stand up. Yes, you.
TelI me something: if you pass someone’s house and they display a board of diary of themselves on the wall would it be wrong to read it? Would it be considered as nosing around? Or stalking?
In a place where you are visible to millions would you scream for privacy? Where you volunteer information about yourself and the things you do. Constant updates from waking up late in the morning to a spoilt dinner.
You stumble across a page, either your friend’s or a stranger’s. You read it. It says everything the owner of the page wants you to know about them. They put pictures with details, where and when they were taken (sometimes why as well).
Knowing what exactly that you crave is essential, as it would put you on the right spot that you deserve. If you crave attention, then go online, post your pictures, let everybody in as your ‘friends’ (on Facebook, this is) and try not to complain of being ‘stalked’ by other internet users – for accessing the information that you yourself flaunt in front of their eyes.
But if you crave privacy and want to be known at the same time, it would be brilliant to put less information and no pictures. And don’t forget the padlock too. Sorry to disappoint you to the fact that you are somehow still floating on the cyber world. You are not invisible.
It just dawned on me why people used to write a message in a bottle. Without a doubt it is the best way to tell the world what you want to say without being known by anyone. But why waste bottles if we can blog? Those who are ultra-sensitive would find a cave to be a palace of privacy for them. And when the urge to send updates about their lives comes, they can write them down and put them in a bottle, and send it to the recycling centre.
See the hypocrisy in it: The term ‘stalker’ only refers to people disliked by the page owner, while people they like or even strangers are merely ‘visitors’. Readers don’t necessarily stalk. Don’t be so quick to judge people, not everybody has ill intention towards you.