Friday, March 25, 2011

Don't Steal from a Tech Geek

Taking responsibility for your actions is very important in today's tech savy world. People who post slanderous messages on their social networking sites may not be aware of the consequences they face, like not getting that job they hoped for. The story from the Global News this morning motivated me to write this post.

You may remember the "Two Teachers, one chair" pep rally incident that ended up on YouTube and resulted in teachers losing their jobs. While the teachers did not use technology inappropriately, their actions were inappropriate and technology was used to show it.

The latest news story comes from a University student who got his laptop stolen. While turning his back in a study hall, his laptop was nabbed. Fortunately for this student, he used the web to back up his files. Following the heist, he went online to see his stored files, and he found the thief's files were on his backup server. BUSTED! Now the student is sharing a video of the thief on YouTube.

Using technology comes with responsibility. This message has been shared over and over again, and there are more and more stories that to show why we need to think before we act.

1 comment:

  1. It is funny to watch, but the situation could be reversed as well. If the owner of the laptop had private things he/she didn't want to be public they could have just as easily been posted by the thief. Something to think about while you're inventing new dances to embarrassingly poor music in front of your webcam.