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Social Networks, Raise Your Standards!

I am getting more and more cautious about my use of Facebook, not because I don’t appreciate the service it provides, but because of its more and more slippery stance regarding privacy. What was once held sacred behind the locked doors of, “friending,” is becoming more and more open. Pictures, interests, work and education history, all of them are becoming forcibly unlocked slowly by slowly. For me, it’s not even that the Facebook company promotes openness with one’s information or operates on the philosophy that if you have nothing to hide, why not share? Instead, what angers me more is that there is no option to lock yourself down. Give people the opportunity to be forthwith, but also give people the opportunity to be private.

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