Not to get all, like, academic or anything, but Karen Sternheimer has a lovely post up on the everydaysociologyblog site. In it, she relates the current debate about the boundaries between public and private on social networking sites to theories posited by sociologist Erving Goffman, back in the 1950s. Quotable quote:
“Some postmodern theorists might see the collapse of the boundary between our public and private selves as inevitable. But we can still decide how much of who we are will be made public.”
Of course, that takes some self discipline.
Up next: People who keep their Facebook pages totally private.