"Hannah Montana phone number say what"

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Y'all I'm excited cause today Sam at Single Hop gets to be my fran. Wait, I don't know if I actually had to tell y'all that since Sam gets to be my fran for free cause I just like him, his company and the topic of this post a whole heck of a lot. I know y'all couldn't care less and really just wanna know what the title of this post means and why I have a "not-actin'-a-mess-Miley-Cyrus" photo for this post. Well, I'm sure 'bout to tell y'all.

I've mentioned a few times before but I have a little sister. Well, she ain't that little. She's only five years younger than me. We really are like night and day.Growin' up we really were quite different. One of those differences came in her obsession of Hannah Montana. Y'all to say my sister was obsessed with the show, Miley or anythin' revolved around it is an understatement. So obsessed that she had a MySpace account where she would connect with the show and fans of the show. Upon connection' she followed an account that claimed to be Miley Cyrus. Y'all the creepy man that ran this account did a good job. So good that he had many other accounts of "celebreties" and would use them to comment on the Miley account and make it look like he was really her. Y'all he was foolin' thousands of people. Foolin' them so well that when "fake Miley" said "he" would call a few fans she put our house phone number all over the internet. Obviously he was not Miley and was tryin' to get her to his house for a "sleep-over." Who know what could have happened if  my aunt haden't stepped in and realized what she was doin' on the internet. Or if Miley , at the time, hadn't issued a public statement sayin' she didn't have a Myspace page and that "he" was a fake. And I know y'all are wonderin', "how dumb could my sister be" and where was my Momma..

Now, I know y'all hear all this and think , "Leshea- duh! I would never share some somethin' like that on the internet. I ain't crazy!" Obviously someone with common sense would never share somethin' so personal like a phone number, address or log site log-in information, but have you stopped and thought about the many other things you shouldn't share online but have...

A few weeks back a bug known by the name of Heartbleed made it's way onto the internet and started messin' with a whole heck of a lot of people. Y'all people's info was taken and they are havin' a mess of a time gettin' things fixed. As of a few days back problems were still happenin' and information had a chance of bein' compromised. Y'all websites as simple as Tumblr and Pinterest are on the list. That is not ok.

So, let's get real for a second. Yes I'm real all the time here but I mean seriously:

Stop with the personal information all over the internet. While I love knowin' all about your weddin' and that special day, some things do not need to be shown. Have you ever realized that simple things in the picture could help someone identify where the photo was taken. That coupled with puttin' the date of your weddin' all over your site could lead to people findin' out more information about you than you want. Maybe I'm just good at stalkin' people and probably shouldn't admit that. But honest it ain't that hard. And while I love learnin' about your kid and all the things they do and accomplish- let's keep that information to a minimum to. I don't need to know they team they are on etc. That would make it so easy for someone to get information. Maybe I just grew up with paranoid parents but I think of these things. Growin' up my Momma hated the yard signs people would put in the front yard with the kids name and team they were on. We would drive by them in the neighborhood and my Momma would always say, " Now not only do I know what school the kid goes to but I know their name, the sport/team they are on as well as their address and position number. That's doesn't make it hard to stalk or snatch them." I know that's far fetched but think about it.

Or for example, y'all know I don't have a common spelled name. One of the reason I never use my last name or say the exact town I live in. It would be so easy to look me up and find all my info. Y'all that ain't ok. With the focus so much on social media, and modern technology, updatin' people on your every day lives feels like a must. Y'all know I enjoy sharin' my life via this blog but there's also a limit to what I will post. I'm just sayin' be careful before you hit send/publish. Just like you wouldn't put your SSN number out for everyone to see or my sister shouldn't have put our phone number out you shouldn't put other personal information.

I challenge you to google yourself one day and see what ya find. You'd be surprised. And when I say "search yourself" I mean do it as if you know nothin' about yourself. Use a website like "hidemyass" that will search without history. I guess what i'm tryin' to say is if you know how to look, it really isn't that hard to find information on someone.


Now that I rambled far to much, I wanna hear from y'all. What's one thing you would never share online? What's that one thing you see people share online that makes you cringe to the pit of your soul?
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  1. Miley was one of my most favourite singer/sctress of my childhood.. Now i dont know why she became like this.. still praying for her.. and hanna montana show! uh.. i used to love it!

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    1. If I knew I would be a heck of a lot richer off all the visit I would charge her.

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  2. I actually liked Miley before and even used to see the Hannah Montana show when I didn't have anything to watch. I also like the NKOTB when I was younger/

    Michelle F.

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    1. Now you are talkin' with NKOTB. I saw them a few years back with BSB and oh my stars do they still have it

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  3. Thanks for the good reminder to be aware of the info you are putting on the internet. I enjoyed my visit!

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  4. My whole life is out there. If anyone wanted to find me they could. I'm not hiding at all. But, where is everyone? They're not coming to see me. :(

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    1. Haha, that cracked me up. Take it as a blessin'

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  5. Miley starter as a very promising child star. She's pretty at Hannah Montana but as she grow up, rumors about her and everywhere.

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    1. Yes they are. But you gotta imagine it must be hard for her growin' up in a bubble. I'm sure people are also always tryin' to find out her info.

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  6. It is very scary what information people share online. I always try to be extra careful with that!

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    1. Amen girl. Amen. I cringe at some of the blog post I see.

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  7. You are so right!! It's downright scary when I really get to thinking about all the ways people have access to us. In fact just by being on any SM/internet; we've opened up our lives in ways many can't imagine. (And I try not to think about too hard or I would really freak out.)

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    1. Yes, yes it does. Have you actually read the TOS on many of the social media accounts. You can imagine how much my head exploded what I give access to just by havin' say an instagram.

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  8. I'm with you on sharing personal information on the internet. I don't list phone numbers and addresses on social media. Why?? Or have to report my location. That's kinda dangerous.

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    1. Kind? Yes, it's kinda dangerous. But I'm with ya.

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  9. I don't share my phone number or address, but with the job my husband has people often know way too much about us anyways. I will never share financial information (salary) and with MLM lately I can't believe how many friends I have that post pictures of their bank accounts.

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    1. Bank Account information?!?!? Please tell me that was a typo and they arn't actually sharin' that info. That is not ok. I think i'm just a paranoid person. The town I grew up in wasn't that big. It's much bigger now as the years marched on and "change" came through but growin' up it wasn't. We used to joke that you couldn't even fart and have the smell travel across the street and someone already told ya Momma about it. My point is: I think because of all the nosy people it's made me extra cautious.

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  10. It is really scary with all the info out there.. My kids ask me before they put anything out there, and i investigate it before anything gets put out.

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    1. And that's the way to go. For example I use many apple products and got an email a few weeks back apologizing. I guess apple didn't have security high enough on the mobile/electronic devices and children were able to use their parents accounts and buy things. That is #Notok. You really have to pay attention to where your information is going

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  11. I don't think kids are mature enough to understand the real dangers in this. The littlest thing can be dangerous!

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  12. I never saw The Last Song, but that movies has Miley in it before she went and completely made a 180 becoming who she is today.

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    1. Yes it does. You should check it out sometime. Has a great message in it.

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  13. I have always been paranoid about these kind of things but do you realize that telephone companies and cable companies actually sell your information to people. My husband has never used a computer in his life but when we googled him it listed our address and everything! Talk about mad! I post alot of stuff because of my blog and I use my real name as such. This isn't something I would have done a few years ago but I have taken safety precautions and am just aware of my surroundings and what is going on. I have more trouble with neighbors than anyone on the internet. I once had a retired high school counselor, psychiatrist that we caught looking in my child's bedroom window on 3 different occasions!!!!! We moved. So while there are freaks everywhere they could be across the country or right next door! Everyone is suspect in my eyes!

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    1. Wow, that was a mouthful. And that is #NotOk that your neighbor turned out to be creepy. Growin' up I had a creepy neighbor. But in his defense he was only like two years older than me and probably didn't know how to properly express himself. But, I agree. Everyone is suspect to me to.

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  14. ugggh creepers. i met sean online but so much is instincts and common sense...

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  15. I just like him, his company and the topic of this post a whole heck of a lot. I know y'all couldn't care less and really just wanna know what the title of this post means and why I have a "not-actin'-a-mess-Miley-Cyrus" photo for this post. Well, I'm sure 'bout to tell y'all. EE Contact Number

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    1. Hmm, I respond with somethin' more thoughtful but I'm slightly confused and haven't had enough sweet tea so I'll just wish you a Happy Tuesday instead.

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  16. That looks like a great movie, thanks for sharing ^_^

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  17. You're right that once it's out there it's out there, and there is a lot. I intentionally share things that are positive, upbeat, and yes personal sometimes. My goal is to connect more meaningfully with my social media friends and followers. It opens up the doors in ways never before possible. We live in a world that is screaming authenticity. Don Purdum

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    1. "We live in a world that is screaming authenticity" All the comment awards to you today for that line. Amen. Amen. Amen. That is what I have been striving to do without givin' to much away

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  18. While I do agree that some personal information should be more closely guarded. At the end of the day everyone has their own digital comfort level and as long as they stay within their personal level i think that's okay

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    1. Yes, but I also think people don't really understand the damage they could be doin'

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  19. I have the animal cruelty pics and sick babies and the worst speedos and those crazy guy bathing suits it just ruins my day.

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    1. Ha! Yes, Miley Cyrus is a big ol' mess at times.

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  20. A very smart reminder in this increasingly documented world. Thank you

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    1. Amen. Amen. Amen. We can always use reminders

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  21. I don't share my children's full names on the internet. Now that their teenagers they share images all of the time so I started sharing their pics.

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    1. Amen! I will never understand why some people feel the need to put all their children's info on the web. Especially when they arn't old enough to say yes or no for themselves.

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  22. This a great movie, and this is the Miley Cyrus i love and one of my favorite actress back then, but i don't know what happen to her, the Hannah Montana days and the rockstar of the kids Miley Cyrus is gone.

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  23. I want to see this show. It is one I can't wait to see. I think it is going to be bitter sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It was a very bitter sweet movie.

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  24. I have never been a fan of miley but seeing her over the internet become a different person has certainly been a bizarre experience

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  25. As a blogger, I'm super paranoid about how much and where my info goes. I might share most of my life, but that doesn't mean I want all my personal details strewn hithe'n'yawn across the interwebs!

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  26. Wow my mouth dropped when you said the guy was being fake about being Miley and how your sister possibly could have went there. How scary of a world we live in today. Thank you for writing all about this as I think it is so important how we need to be careful and paranoid about what we share. You are so right about it all. I do not like to post pics of my kids online as I am so paranoid about that.

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    1. Yes ma'am. You never know and people like that need help. It's one thing to like a celebrity and have accounts dedicated to them but it a whole other ball game when you spend your life pretending to be one. I to am paranoid

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  27. I have liked Miley when I watched her Hannah Montana film and she was really incredible and very inspiring that time and until now I like her songs just minus the new look and some explicit videos.

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    1. Yes, she is to much of a mess now

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  28. Lol. I wrote a whole answer and deleted it when I realized how much info I was giving away whether I had kids or not / ages and such. If you say your are paranoic, it doesn´t mean you are NOT been followed. ;)

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  29. I Google myself often to make sure nothing bad appears. You can never be too careful online.

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    1. You never can. And think how easy it is for an employer etc to find something.

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  30. I don't make it obvious online that our entire family is away from home. It gives me peace of mind, especially if we are away overnight.

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    1. Yes ma'am. You never know who is reading and then says, "Oh they are on vacation lemme find their house"

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  31. You are right. we are oversharers and share way to much in this day and age. I myself need to be more careful.

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  32. Tou made a lot of valid points in the sharing of personal information. I think too many people are forgetting that social media is a PUBLIC place.

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    1. EXACTLY! It's ok to share but you gotta be careful what you share

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  33. I google myself all the damn time! I am always surprised what is out there!

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    1. Oh yes ma'am. It is no joke and you gotta be careful.

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  34. LOL that miley cyrus/myspace story is hilarious. She was foolin' thousands of people hahaha! Great post :) Ive tried searching myself many times luckily nothing embarrasing comes up

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    1. Oh he was. Glad you didn't find anythin' crazy

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  35. Miley will grow out of her provocative ways I am sure. She has a good voice for sure. I cringe at negativity to others. It bugs me for sure. I have googled myself many times, looks like a cool chick :-)

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  36. One thing is when people use their kids for pinterest. I feel weird categorizing kids pictures.

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  37. I am sure she will eventually mature and I hope she ends up with Liam.

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  38. I hope Miley gets her mess together soon. She used to be a good role model. Now? Not so much.

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  39. Thanks for sharing with all. We all get fooled by the new tricks these scamsters use. And ofcourse, using a celeb name is so easy for these kind of people. We all need to be really careful while sharing personal details online.

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