Friday, April 5, 2013

Private Thoughts in a Public World

I've been thinking a lot lately about the idea of privacy. Research says that today's generation of teens and kids have no expectation of it. Every profession of love, every moment of angst streams live to their social media sites every instant.

Yet, I also notice that no one wants Mom and Dad trolling through their texts. The more adults pile on to Facebook the more the intelligent beings in search of some privacy side step over into other options like Instagram. It's got to be tiring staying one step ahead of adults on the hunt for a shred of information about what's going on in their kids' lives.

From Snapchat to Kik there's no end to the new options for connecting with friends in more private venues. Every option has its own little risk. (Example: Snapchat is so not a condom for sexting as promised. Believe me those pics will get out. Best to snap your fingers and skip it.) Not to mention the plethora of options for public social media connection. I've decided to dedicate this blog to a different social media option every couple of weeks.

In the meantime, feel free to contact me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.