Well this is the first time that I have ever put pictures containing my face on the internet. I put the emphasis on the "I" because there are quite a few that friends of mine have put on The Facebook and well, I don't want to be that jerk that refuses to let them tag me. However I chose to deal with The Facebook by having rather restrictive privacy settings turned on. No one can see pictures others have tagged of me unless they are already my "friend". I think I tend to lean towards being rather conservative with the information I give out on the internet.
I find one of the most fascinating aspects of this whole folksonomy thing to be the simple fact that people are willing to put a lot of information about themselves out there for the world to see. There seems to be a false sense of security around sites like Myspace and as I mentioned before The Facebook. It seems as though when some people find themselves in the realm of cyberspace, they forget the world around them is there at all. It is said that the two things people fear the most are death and public speaking. I find this to be rather feasible based on what I've seen in my life. Now either millions of people suddenly stopped fearing the ladder of the two or there is some sense of security that comes from the internet. Not seeing many people grabbing soap boxes and shouting about their lives on street corners or at public lectures it looks like there is something to this folksonomy thing.
Most people will argue that the reason we feel safe on the internet is the feeling of anonymity that comes with acting behind a pseudonym. However a pseudonym can only do so much to protect us. The greatest threat to anonymity on the internet is the amount of information people are willing to give out about themselves thinking "Well it's not my information, it's the pseudonym's.". If this were true we would not have so many creeps out there stalking children of course this also means we can track down those creeps (see every cloud has a silver lining:-). The sheer number of court cases revolving around Mysapce is a clear indication that anonymity is being lost often enough to matter.
Anyway, back to me finally putting myself on the internet... I put up some pictures from a trip I took to Europe over the summer specifically from my stay in Switzerland. I saw this rock and decided I had to climb it.
And here's the rest of the set.
By the way, if you ever want to have the most amazing vacation ever, I suggest staying at the Mountain Hostel in Gimmelwald (no they didn't pay/encourage me to say this).