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Wake-up call for anyone who puts anything online

Maybe the Internet needs to come with a warning: Anything you post or blog can be used against you by an employer, prospective employer, law enforcement, media outlet, creditor, spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend — even under a fake name. It's never private.

Of course, this should be clear in this social media age, but the Web keeps snaring people, the latest being the chief financial officer for the Hernando school district, who resigned Friday after a startling report that she blogged sexually explicit material while at work and during school board meetings.

Wake up people. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Time Is A Great Healer, But A Lousy Beautician. …

USF St. Petersburg hosts a Food Truck Rally on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nine trucks, including the inviting Jimmy Meatballs. …

The Tampa Convention Center provides another waterfront dining lunch option when it opens Bay Bistro on Jan. 16.

It promises to have an eclectic menu. …

Tampa Bay's never-ending yearning for stores and restaurants that have yet to reach our area has now zeroed in on Trader Joe's, a popular grocery store chain thriving in Sarasota, Naples and Gainesville.

The store will find its way here eventually, but I'm always amused by the outlet outcries. A friend once cited the lack of an Ikea as a reason to move. …

As a child, my friend's grandfather made me smile when he referred to the L.A. Dodgers as Brooklyn even though it had been years since they moved.

Now I get it, because the former Hyatt Downtown will soon become a Hilton, but it always will be the Hyatt to me.

That's all I'm saying.

Wake-up call for anyone who puts anything online 01/06/13 [Last modified: Sunday, January 6, 2013 10:44pm]
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