Maintaining privacy in a more public world

December 22, 2010

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has made the channels by which we share private information easier and easier.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2010, and it's easy to see why. Facebook and our constant need to update others on where we are and what we're doing is all part of the persistent breakdown between our private and public lives. Our boundaries and definitions of what we consider public information seem to constantly fluctuate. 

Earlier this year, Alison Cuddy hosted a panel of people who think about how privacy plays out day to day. The panel included Kelly Kessler, assistant professor of cinema and media studies at DePaul University, Christena Nippert-Eng, associate professor of sociology at Illinois Institute of Technology and author of "Islands of Privacy", and Wailin Wong, a Chicago Tribune business reporter who writes about consumer technology.