New Facebook Account
by, 27-05-2010 at 11:31 AM (1125 Views)
So what's with the Kersti InTatters account? It basically comes down to a major privacy issue.
I want to be friends with all tatters, and I want to share with you all. However, I found out that someone had managed to become friends with a couple of other tatters and then with me - I accepted as the profile picture was a piece of tatting. The person then made a few comments to me that made me aware that they were not who they said they were - and it appears that the reason for it was to glean information and basically stalk me. It's all related to a less than fun personal thing going on at the moment.
In looking into it I could see the web, it was rather cleaver - attach yourself to people who have a LOT of friends who are connected to the victim, make sure that all photos are of the craft/hobby (further investigation showed them all to be stolen from easy-to find sources) and then ask to be friends. I didn't suspect as I honestly didn't think that the person involved would do that.
Once connected, start sending messages to your victims friends to try to undermine their friendships.
As a result, in order to protect myself and my family I have decided to move all tatting related things here. Sure, I'll share my work on my other profile, but it will close the door on one way that people can get access who really shouldn't have. I find that facebook's privacy settings are unweildy with the numbers of contacts that I have here to make that work for me in this situation.
So, if I unfriend you on my other account please don't take it personally - I really need to shut as many doors as I can and I want to keep my tatting friends while closing those doors.