Just Some Notes
I love Flickr. Living in Chicago, far away from most of my family & friends, it has been a great tool for keeping in visual touch. When Max was born, I thought nothing of putting photos of him up for all to see. I would watch the stats on each photo, and imagine all of our family & friends seeing his face and falling a little bit in love with our sweet boy. A few weeks ago I posted some photos of Max getting a bath and, as is typically the case when a baby gets a bath, Max was naked. And in some of the images his penis was showing. I didn't really think anything of it at the time, but when just the photos where Max's penis was showing were getting 3 to 4 times the views as the ones where it wasn't showing, I started to get a little creeped out that someone out there was looking at photos of my naked son and not just thinking "what a cute naked baby!" I guess I was a little naive. I have never been paranoid about the internet. I believe in the internet and in the goodness of the people of this world. But when I read this, it made me all the more certain that it is my job to protect my son & his image from getting into the hands of those who would exploit it. This is essentially just a long winded note to say that I have made all images of Max on my Flickr page private, and accessible only to family & friends. If you want to follow Max's progress on Flickr, just open a Flickr account and add me as a contact.