Do Social Networks Invade Your Privacy?

PushON | August 15th 2007

With a growing number of professional, educational and recreational ‘networks’ on Facebook are individual users losing the freedom to behave in a way that they deem fit?

In the past few months we’ve read about Oxford University students being fined for their post exam celebrations and how employers are using facebook to do background checks on job applicants; but if you thought all that was bad the worst is still to come.

Yesterday Jeremiah Owyang form commented on what happens when parents try to ‘socially interact’ with their children. He goes on to suggest a handy crisis management template for any parents faced with a similar predicament. (The template may need slight modification for usage in the UK but you’ll get the general idea.)

So as social networking is becoming overrun with all those authoritative figures that we signed up to facebook to escape from what’s next… possibly a question for Web 2.5 beta !!