At a time when the concept of privacy seems on the precipice of disappearing entirely, sharing is most definitely in. Once considered a passing fad, effusive outbursts, honest confessions, and trivial announcements have become a staple of the way we communicate with each other daily - and the sharing doesn't end there. We now share a lot of information about ourselves to a lot of people across many networks; and while this has been good for fostering and maintaining relationships that might not have otherwise existed, this sharing has also concealed and created threats that make the overly public vulnerable. Keeping different social networks separate (not allowing much crossover between them) is one way to protect yourself from some of these threats.
March 31, 2013