When Facebook changed it’s privacy rules for its users in december 2009, it was a big fuss and in my opinion for good reason!
In this new article Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook’s CEO) said that privacy is no longer the social norm.
Apparently the younger the social network user, the less concerned they are about who can read what about them online.
I may be too paranoid here (or not when the UK government monitors everyone’s internet traffic on social networks), but I don’t think people consider the implications of certain sharing of information.
An example from the article:
A survey sponsored by British insurance firm Legal & General found that users of social networking sites were giving away vital information about themselves and their whereabouts that was being used by professional burglars to establish a list of targets.
Of course it’s for everyone to decide for themselves.