No secret is safe.

25 Sep

No secret is  safe is Globe Tattoo’ tagline for their new promo. One can now have 1-day unlimited surfing with only P50! Cheap right? 😉

With the need for technology during this time, many are making ways to get connected to the World Wide Web. We are fortunate enough that telecommunications company are providing us ways to get wired with just a few bucks. Having a computer and getting connected is now a demand for almost everybody, thus, corporations (happy corporations, I believe) keep on innovating and offering promos that are pocket-friendly.

Here in our country, the lowest amount of unlimited surfing for a day costs P50. Of course, you have to buy that little modem/usb which costs at around P1000. There are also cheap postpaid plans, like my family uses unlimited surfing for only P999 a month. Plus, there are still online cafe which offers internet surfing for around P15 per hour. Oh and don”t forget the free wifi spots! 😛

With the affordability of Internet connection, people are more equipped to do anything they want in the WWW.

SEND. Sending messages (in whatever ways possible) is suuuuuper easy. Since there are a lot of free e-mail services and messengers, social networking sites, blogs, microblogs etc.

FORWARD. Forwarding content online is as swift as a click. Sending and receiving messages is easy so as forwarding it. Makes sense? 😛

SHARE. Almost everything online is open to the public. Thus, privacy settings are invented! But sadly, not all human beings remember its use and we can quote a lot of people who have been “victims” of privacy-settings-went-wrong. Since anything can be sent, received, forwarded and shared, NO SECRET IS SAFE. And with the affordability of Internet connection, the use of it lies in our hands, so we better be a hell of a geek in using it. We are still the ones who can control the content online so think a million times first before signing up or publishing any material. Better protect your (dirty little) secrets! 😛


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8 Responses to “No secret is safe.”

  1. gj September 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    I was fairly nonchalant about the ad until i thought of the subtle suggestion about the end of online anonymity, and hell, we’ll all be freaking out. With the ease of access much easier, the difficulty of preventing unauthorized and unwanted access increases, and that is a challenge, danger that not only developers must face, but we users must be wary of.

  2. commbustiblethoughts September 30, 2010 at 5:14 am #

    Indeed, no secret is safe anymore when we carelessly use the internet. Privacy settings are invented so as to protect these secrets of ours from audience that we do not need and do not want. Remember the girl who got fired because she posted how much she hates her boss on Facebook? Remember the teenager who had thousands of people RSVP to her party? Now that we all have our parents and other adults joining in the Facebook bandwagon, we must be MORE careful with the content we post online. Didn’t we all think twice before posting that emo/mushy/cheesy love-related status on Facebook? Didn’t we delete our bosses or the higher authorities from our network of friends when we accidentally gave away something that should have been hidden from them? Pictures, statuses, wall posts, messages – all of these should be handled a little more carefully. Secrets are not safe when we do not know how to keep them safe. 🙂 But if we do, we do not have to worry 🙂

  3. villongco October 1, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    internet is really cheap nowadays… you don’t even have to refer to the globe promo, internet shops provide decent service at only ten to twenty pesos an hour (wala pang madadagdag sa electricity bill mo 🙂 ). and the consequence: no secret is safe.

    it is quite interesting for me why globe used an internet negative to promote the service… well, probably because everybody wants their secrets out anyway. *wink wink

  4. thehappykimy October 1, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    In relation to the tagline, I think that the theme of the globe’s advertisement is in dissonance with its tagline. Since they intend to make higher sales of their product and services, they used the idea of efficiency of sending, forwarding, and sharing in the internet. But then if they use it, they would be vulnerable to exposing their secrets. Nonetheless, when i thought about it again, it made some sense. The “no secret is safe” is like a disclaimer in the end. It’s a sort of reminder not to overdo. And it is somehow similar in the context of the cigarettes, the ad encourages people to buy and smoke, but reminds them of the harm it can bring.

    I think that the ad and the company uses responsible advertising in promoting their service and product and keeping in mind to inform its customers of the harms it might entail when irresponsibly and overly using it.:)

  5. Jet Tumang October 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    Social media actually removes secrets from people. But when I say this, I say it in a good way. Social media reinforces the need for netiquette, for credibility, and for honesty. Social media does remove anonymity from people, but in no way does it remove their privacy. All it does is open connections among people, with privacy as its filtering agent. Secrets would be revealed, but these secrets would be helpful to the online community. ^_^

  6. shecainess October 2, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    another reason for paranoia is the fact that the internet is unprotected and so are we. it will take forever to have it regulated. all we could is self-monitoring and a whole lot of thinking before doing anything on the web.

  7. athousandfootnotes October 3, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    I think we need to tell this to companies, Patti: Better protect your (dirty little) secrets. Because once a maltreated employee or a dissatisfied customer gets to take a peek in this tiny secret of your brand, then consider yourself in the verge of crisis. Given the things you mentioned about how everyone can be wired with spending as little as possible and how easily we could send, forward, and share messages online, the spread of every possible brand secret is simply fast and uncontrollable. The solution is to respond as fast and responsible as companies could. Identify the root of the problem and converse with that employee or customer. Manage the situation. You have nothing to be afraid of if you are telling the truth.

  8. Pamela Enriquez October 3, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    I don’t understand why amidst the availability of Internet connection, I am still not “fully connected.” Let me share with you that I use the prepaid broadband Internet connection, and it sucks. At times, I still need to go to the Internet cafes just. Anyhow, I would not be surprised if the Internet actually reaches the most hard-to-reach places in the whole world. 🙂

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