Perhaps online privacy is important after all

I recently watched an enlightening documentary called "We Live In Public".

It made me completely rethink my previous notions about online privacy.

I'd like to believe that we can all be adults about things, and accept people's differences, but I could be wrong.

The 1999 "Quiet" experiment documented in this movie almost seems like a visionary warning to "future us", a decade later.

Although some may think that people can live together in truth and harmony, it didn't seem to work in this particular setting.

How does this relate to the online world? Well, for one, having your opinions and interests public certainly makes you think a bit more about what you post.

For example, I "like" the television show Weeds on my Facebook profile.  Does that mean I support the legalization of marijuana, or simply that I enjoy the show? (It's a hilarious dramedy, by they way -- highly recommended)

Different people could interpret it different ways, I suppose.

So is opening up and being more honest with each other a good thing, or could it possibly lead to anarchy and social collapse?

I figure about a 50/50 chance either way at the moment.  What do you think?

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