Life get’s in the way. And so do hackers.
For the second time in the last several months, my blog was co-opted by internet rabble-rousers who were out for kicks or staving off boredom. I should thank them for their discretion in choosing to post non-offensive content; a bunch of links to soon-to-theater movies or B-list releases. It could have gotten ugly. That being said, to whomever took that time and effort to accomplish very little, I implore you: crack open a book. Learn how to sew. Discover a new use for marshmallow fluff. Find someway to occupy your time that doesn’t require people to get up in the middle of the night and recover their old post and reestablish links to their media content, just because you’ve found no tangible satisfaction in life. Whether you’re just looking for cred, trying to get a virtual thrill, or just have the maturity of a seven-year-old, no one is impressed. I certainly wasn’t.
And for those who live in the 21st Century and maintain an online presence, I encourage you to vigilantly monitor your connections and accounts. There are ghouls on the internet and they have no reservations about hijacking your privacy for childish or nefarious purposes. My situation was pretty benign; someone was just looking to establish their “skillz” (yes, with a “z”). When you read and hear about how people have their personal lives dumped on the internet by vindictive or jilted individuals, it makes you realize how bad things can get it the web-o-sphere for innocent people. So be careful Be safe. Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.