Beware What You Like & Contest

And the winner is… Mallory from The Salty Cod and A Taste of Brazil who delivered the correct answer first within seconds of each other. (Please send me an email and let me know if you want to receive the book or if you want to gift it to someone else). The correct answer was Rachel’s Rantings in Rio ( In fact, the guesses were unanimously Rachel… which mean Rachel is officially the Howard Stern of Brazil blogging. Not that you should be discouraged from “liking” her photos because the pics are often extremely entertaining. But just be aware of how your choices may stay attached to you.

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In the security info that Brazil in My Eyes and I share, there is a portion dedicated to protecting your online presence. It’s a good idea to Google yourself and see what shows up. This morning, I did just that. Nothing surprising. But then I decided to click on “images” to see what photos are associated with my name.

There were some pictures I know are public images. However, not so far down I came across a photo of a girl on the beach in an embarrassing, awkward and kind of disgusting situation. If one didn’t know better, one could assume the girl in the picture is me. In one click I assessed what happened. I had “liked” a public photo posted on Facebook by one of my favorite fellow bloggers at some point in time.

So the moral to this story is be aware that if you like a…

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