When the Most Personal Secrets Get Outed on Facebook

When the Most Personal Secrets Get Outed on Facebook


This Yahoo article, written for the Wall Street Journal by Geoffrey A. Fowler, sums up just some of the fears that I have about Facebook.  As much as people think that they are in control of their online identity, even the most tech-savvy, it’s just impossible.  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is quoted in the article saying,  “The days of you having a different image for your work friends or co-workers and for the other people you know are probably coming to an end pretty quickly.”  It’s easy for him to have this view, he’s making money off the fact.  It’s not so great for young people trying to find their way in the world or work their way up in an environment that they’re being judged about every decision that they make.  Having that distinction between work and home, or between friends and family, is what saves a lot of people.  It’s sad to see that taken away.


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