Someone had marked one of the photos in my flickr account as a favorite. I have since blocked them.
The flickr name of this person is linked to someone from my real life through their family. Not only is it linked to “this someone’s” family but there is a story behind this name that is tied to my past relationship with “this someone”.
It is not a common name.
I am not 100 percent sure that it isn’t just a flickr user not connected to my real life who happens to have this same name even if it isn’t common and liked this particular photo of me. However, it still made me feel uncomfortable given the name and the photo.
I put up photos knowing when I mark them as public the photos are public. I understand what that means. However, I would like to believe that “this someone” or “this someone’s” family are not poking around in my internet corners.
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