After learning about how easily accessible and public information is on social media, I began to search more about the topic. I came across an article that I found to be extremely interesting. Jillian D’Onfro writes the article titled “This Guy Stalks Strangers On Social Media And Confronts Them In The Street With Everything He Knows About Them”.
Comedian Jack Vale searches through social media posted near his current location. He then stalked the posts by these people and found them on the streets. Once he found them, he spouted information that he had learned about them. Many people were freaked out and shocked that a stranger could find so much information about them. One of the people Jack approaches is named Jessica. He approaches her by saying her name and then continues on to mention her dog, Paris. He also mentioned the dog’s nickname, “Par-bear”. Lastly, he states her last name.
From this experiment, I learned just how easy it is for random strangers to find information about me. It is important to keep your accounts private, unless you are willing to let the rest of the world see what you post. I especially think that younger people such as teenagers should definitely have their accounts on private. Jack Vale could have been a very dangerous person approaching these people on the streets knowing so much about them.