Wednesday, October 12, 2011
"Facebook in its earliest form started out by showing all the information you would share with someone within the first five minutes of meeting. It was then expanded to all the information in a fifteen minute conversation. Now it has progressed to your entire life story."
Reading that in the light of a column by Clarion Content favorite, Stephen Marche, this month in Esquire arguing that the pendulum has swung as far away from personal privacy as we are likely to get and is in fact swinging back the other way makes for interesting grist for the mill. Marche argues that, "the terrible journey to the recognition of our own nastiness has been long and embarrassing. The violation of personal boundaries has always been at the core of celebrity culture..."
Are things really about to head in the other direction? Have we finally had enough?