I know you’re probably getting tired (past tired) of me talking about Facebook, but this article by Anil Dash is far more effective than I am at articulating the problem with the privacy philosophy there, viz., the fact that assumes by default that the user has no identity characteristics that will be found objectionable by some segment of the population (i.e. what if you are gay? or Muslim? or a radical working for a conservative company? etc.)
Also, just because it’s fucking sad and also funny in a kind of gallows humor kind of way, please read these IMs from Zuckerberg. Please. I beg of you. Let me show you the kind of person you are entrusting with all of your precious funny cat pictures.
Here’s Keely’s post about why the internet, as much as it kills her to say it, is to blame for creative people not being paid enough for their work. And she’s right. I’m not really sure what the answer is, but I still loved her post.