A blog post that makes clear the importance of long content comes to us from danah boyd, who knows a thing or two about privacy. danah makes some powerful points about what is happening with privacy on Facebook. Facebook and “radical transparency” (a rant). There are so many quotable points in the post. I will quote one, and encourage you read it all. Read the comments, too.
The battle that is underway is not a battle over the future of privacy and publicity. It’s a battle over choice and informed consent. It’s unfolding because people are being duped, tricked, coerced, and confused into doing things where they don’t understand the consequences. Facebook keeps saying that it gives users choices, but that is completely unfair. It gives users the illusion of choice and hides the details away from them “for their own good.”
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