And female. Is there hope?

Privacy issues and Facebook. More harm than good?

In Privacy, Privacy issues, Privacy policy, Social media, Social Network on April 30, 2010 at 9:57 am

Privacy and Facebook seem to be mutually exclusive. The site continually unlocks more of our information over the internet without our knowledge. Essentially, more dish on our habits means more cash for them.

Will this ultimately backfire? I feel like it will but maybe I’m wrong. Personally, I’m more private than public. With stolen identity issues, people’s homes being robbed post tweet, and the backlash from inappropriate posting, etc., I think to err on the side of privacy just makes more sense. The problem is then compounded by the fact that Facebook makes such changes without really telling users or making it easy for them to opt out.

Earlier this week I came across an article in the UK’s Telegraph, written back in January about how Facebook’s founder says privacy is no longer a social norm. (Find that article here.)

Ugh. If that’s the case, at least give me the choice of how, when, and where I’d like to go public.  I’d like to think putting customer choice before profits will never go out of style.


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