RIP Privacy?

// August 8th, 2007

With the popularity of Twitter, and the like, it’s no wonder that a lot of people here in the U.S. aren’t up in arms over our government’s infringement on our right to privacy. Most people are already giving away their privacy willingly!

Add the whole dimension of gossip blogs (which I love) & paparazzi everywhere via digital cameras & camera phones, and you have a society that not only is OK with invading celebrities’ privacy, but expects nothing less. And if people expect it for celebrities, then they have no qualms with it when their own privacy is invaded. In fact, with the popularity of reality shows like Big Brother (which I love too, especially in Brasil), it’s clear that there are plenty of people that WANT to have their privacy invaded.

Soon enough, when all cities become like London with their sketchy Big Brother surveillance cameras all over, you’ll never be able to walk around with any privacy. It seems, however, that not that many people really care. They’re too busy telling you exactly what they’re doing anyway, posting on Facebook that they’re “on the beach in Bali” or something - which is one of my all-time fave Facebook status updates. If you’re on the beach in Bali, WTF are you doing on your computer???

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