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Which hat are you wearing today? Photo by JOSHUA COLEMAN on Unsplash

When you wear so many hats in society, you never know who you are. That’s the beauty of it. Because once you find out who you are, you’re screwed.

Johnathan Winters

Who am I? That is a question that can never be fully answered. For one thing, the question lacks context. Am I father or son? Are we asking about occupation, hobbies, beliefs, ancestry or any of a dozen other topics? Even if I were able to give a full and complete answer to who I “am”, the answer is obsolete. I believe we are constantly growing or at least changing.

Unfortunately, the world today doesn’t seem to allow us to change. I’ve read to many articles where the person today is asked to justify a statement or action that occurred decades ago in a different context. “Cancel Culture” is what they call it. I’m sure there will be posts dealing with that topic. But for now, let’s just say need to be careful.

Privacy doesn’t really exist. We all share details. We just like to be in control of what we share to whom. The person we are when we get together with sports teammates is not the same person who meets with work teammates. We should be allowed to act differently with friends and not have to defend that behavior to work. And yet there is now a service that will search your social media for things a prospective employer doesn’t approve of.

This site is called SemiPvt (semi-private). It is my recognition that everyone believes that we should be able to choose what we share and how. Each of us may feel differently about the level of tracking and data consolidation that occurs.

I hope to shine some light on what we may be sharing without realizing and ways to take back some control. I’m not suggesting everyone take the same actions I have. I’m just hoping for informed choices.

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