I am here to tell you, that multiple "Big Brothers" are watching :o)
Several weeks ago, I was having a conversation with an acquaintance of mine from some nuclear industry meetings, and he mentioned that he had "come across my blog" [when it was on AOL], and appreciated the passion of my writing. Beth and I laughed about that at the time and I said that could be an idea for an entry. Time passed and so did the idea.
So today, while discussing plans for an upcoming activity with our communications manager, I asked him if he would be interested in pictures from the Habitat Dedication, and that I had put some of them into a little movie.
His response was, "Sure, I saw them over the weekend."
My response was, "I don't recall telling you about my blog!" He stated that he has Google Alerts set up so that any time Cook N**lear Pl**nt is mentioned, he gets a notification. So B., if you get a Google alert even when I put special characters in, please let me know (rrrriiiiiigggggghhhhhtttt).
So, the lesson learned is to know that there are people out there that monitor what you write. I know that any time I mention nuclear power via NEI, or my nuclear plant, that someone will be reading and watching. Of course, I always strive for the high road, and would never do anything to compromise my industry, my profession, my company, or my family.
I just found the whole situation a little creepy and unsettling. The things we like about our electronic community also create the ability and environment for those with hidden or not-so-hidden agendas to carry out their objectives.