Friday, May 28, 2010
Time Magazine reports on "friends without borders" and changes in privacy expectations
But the best article in the Time issue is a companion piece by Steven Johnson on p 39, “In Praise of Ovrsharing”, link here. Johnson talks about the “valley” between two ridges of “privacy” and “celebrity” or fame. He talks about sharing with “intimate strangers” as now a legitimate and necessary tool for advancing oneself in the world, including future workplaces. What’s controversial, then, is the nexus between social networking (as we now conceive of it), and publication for its own sake.
Time also has a slideshow of the Facebook office spaces in its /facebook directory.