Does privacy still exist offline?

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been advised to watch what we say on the Internet. Information that you share online can be seen by anyone, anywhere in the world. This is why it’s important to be cautious with what you choose to share. However, because the Internet has become such an essential component of this generation, people may need to be aware of what they do off of the Internet as well. In the “Your Blog or Mine?” article, Rosen discusses how people should act in a manner that’s comparable to their Internet personas or profiles–people should be aware that outsiders or even friends may be writing about them online. I suppose that Rosen is right in the sense that we can never be sure what people are saying or writing about us but I feel that combining the Worldwide Web with reality is problematic. Everyday occurrences and one’s casual life should not be a presentation, in my opinion. People are entitled to privacy and they shouldn’t have to worry about being exposed to the entire world–the Internet–in a manner that they don’t approve of. However, because the Internet has such a great presence in our world today, it’s almost inevitable that behavior will change, even off the Internet.


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