Hmmm… What is most troubling to me is that people are being punished for being more open and honest about their lives now.
Whereas in off-screen life what and how you say things at a bar would be completely different than what and how you say things in a meeting at work/school, is the web to be considered one gigantic singular space? The problem with the line “don’t put stuff online you wouldn’t want a sexual predator, your boss, or your school to see” is that it neatly compacts the whole of the web into one discourse. Is it unreasonable to expect that you can have multiple ways of being online just like you do offline? Is it unreasonable to expect people to know that how you act at a party might have absolutely nothing to do with how well you’d teach grade school?
Is the appeal of blogs, social networking sites, and Web 2.0 also the biggest reason not to participate–that you can share things about yourself?
How does one share things about their life while still being able to deal with people out there who would take advantage of those things?