As is the nature of history and human behavior, a lot of what we see in the news these days seems eerily familiar to things that had come before. The patterns are easy to see and are as clear as day when you take a moment to think about things and yet more seem to willfully ignore these signs and take the repeated actions of today as good things. It bothers me.
For the first time ever, I've started locking down some of my social media profiles to some extent. For the first time ever, I've protected the tweets of my Twitter account since it echoes across Facebook and I'm limiting more and more posts to just those I identify as friends. I've cut down on contacts across social media platforms. All of these actions are sort of "just in case" measures.
The biggest liability that I have in my name now are my blogs of course and I'm not sure if I want to start censoring myself to that degree. I'd like to think that I've done my best to keep things factual or in other cases vague enough, but it's hard to say, really. Things are starting to feel kinda scary and more that just a little "off." And the level of uncertainty has me thinking that all these privacy measures are more and more necessary.