Sunday, 25 November 2007

Privacy and Web 2.0

There an interesting audio and comment from Ben Elton on the ABC website
His latest novel Blind Faith imagines a world where "privacy has disappeared, where public nakedness is not only acceptable but expected".
Ben has particular concerns over the so-called 'web 2.0' applications like YouTube, Facebook and MySpace. "It's a sort of doodling and gossip all combined".

Having become a sort of Facebook addict myself is recent weeks, I can see where he's coming from. Initially I was loathe to put in all my personal details in there. But now I wonder who owns Facebook and what are they doing with all our private information?

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