Back in the day, there was always the neighborhood gossip; the snoop of the ‘hood. This woman always kept her garage door closed, and her dirty laundry inside, if you know what I’m getting at. However, she might take her children or dog for a walk, and if she took a gander inside of your garage, or through your front doors or windows, she’d do it inconspicuously, but have her friends over for tea to spill the details of your dirty garage or the shoes piled up by your front door. Do we all have a good idea of who this woman is yet? Good. Now, picture that woman behind a computer screen. Yikes. Except this time, you’re actually giving her the information, as if to let her know, “Hey, here’s my business! I’m telling the world, so you can too!” Now, with all of the public information, she can not only find out about your organization skills via your garage, but she can find out your past history, what your newborn looks like, how well-groomed your dogs and husband are, and, simultaneously, what you had for lunch and how delicious it was. While this may all be fun and games to the gossiping wash woman, and may not seem so serious to you, think about all of the other people that are snooping around, people that you may not even know. All I’m getting at here, is to always differentiate between things you “need” to say, and things no one needs to know. On your social networking sites, it probably isn’t a good idea to let people know you’re out of the house, for potential thieves. It’s probably not a good idea to post where you’re going, in case you’ve got an unwanted follower. All of these things seem like no-brainers to some, but you’d be surprised at the thoughtless updating some people do on their pages. We’re all guilty of it. Just be sure to change your habits, because you never know who’s watching, or when it could happen to you.