I think one of the issues we came across in the past few weeks was privacy and visibility online. It was one of the topics I found myself very interest into. Maybe because it’s so real, maybe because my seminar on that topic was too great alongside a fantastic presentation from my classmate.
Anyway, I want to start saying that every single topic we dealt with in this module is very interesting and has left me with that kind of desire to find out more – because, let’s be honest, one hour seminar on online visibility is not enough, is it?
So yeah I would’ve loved to go beyond what we found out during the seminar. Online yes or not? Are we fully visible online or we like to maintain certain things private? And if so, why is that?
As we mentioned before – and as they mentioned in the presentation, sometimes we share our private information without even knowing, especially on Facebook. But to be fair, why would you use Facebook on a daily basis if you don’t want people to know about your stuff? That’s a bit controversial, right?
If you want to be online, you need to understand and agree that you can be fully online. This links to our topic ‘Privacy and Surveillance’ – a fantastic topic. This idea of living this huge sort of Big Brother, where cameras control every step you make freaks me out but makes me want to find out more. Why are they controlling us? Who’s watching us? What happens to the recordings? Do they keep them forever? Do they know who I actually am? I could go on forever. And if I don’t use Facebook or any other social network. Can they still find out stuff about me because they can follow me on ‘Big Brother’?
The topic is not whether we’re online visible now, the problem is how visible are we? How can we be private off and online?
I would leave you with these questions. Let me know your thoughts. Maybe we’ll get to talk about one day.