facebook, instagram, twitter, we call it social media but really it’s selfie media. you post about what you had for dinner, you share the link to your favorite song, you opine.
this sharing sounds fierce, brave, and just an extension of being open and honest. we share ourselves and, you know what?, this week we’ve been shaken to the core by disclosures that the obama administration is using over fifty companies to harvest information about everything we communicate. if you have a verizon account, for instance, every message, every text, every phone call is potentially in play. it’s gotta be pretty boring for government agents to sort through “whaddup?” and “r u around?” and “c u l8r!”
so while snowden does his best to highlight how the government is peeking at stuff that might be considered private, the amanda bynes of the world are tweeting and posting and updating us on all sorts of things. . . .
you can’t permanent erase this stuff and it is just so easy to issue the usual “don’t post stuff that you wouldn’t want an employer to see” or “everything on the internet is forever”. . . i’m sorta wondering about all those selfies i’ve posted on facebook. i might be pissed off the government can spy on me but what do i expect? i’ve made it incredibly easy for them.