Since our world here is about to become public in a potentially big way, I wish to remind everyone who posts on this side that everything you put here is public, search-able via google (try putting in your name if you use it and male survivor...you'll see what I mean)
There is nothing new about this, but the fact that many more people than usual will become aware of it is VERY new.
I was prompted to write this post as I was speaking with another male survivor last night who had taken part in the Oprah show. He had done some interviews with local media outlets and commented that one reporter had known something which was no in his press release. I reminded him that all of his MS public posts were, well "PUBLIC" and that perhaps the reporter had simply gone looking and found some piece of information which connected his screen name with him. He had not considered that or remembered that possibility.
On the member's side I asked the management team to use caution when admitting new members to the member's only side. On the public side, I remind everyone that everything is public. This is perhaps not only of concern to those who were on Oprah, but the rest of us as well who have perhaps spoken of an on-line community to friends etc. Remember...this is a public site and there might be a different public watching and reading us than in the past.
all the best,