Do we place too little value on privacy?
All humans have share the common value of privacy of what should be shown and what should be held behind closed doors. However, recently with all the new technology and endless list of social media websites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, Tumblr, Ask, Pinterest are people losing the value in privacy? Through social media sites millions of people from around the globe share where they have been, where they are going, and even something as simple as what they are about to eat is all held within a click of one button. Once posted, these posts are made viewable to the hundreds and even millions of people online.
Furthermore, people have lost sense in the common value of privacy and there have been spiraling negative consequences. Many people have lost their lives, reputations, and have faced criminal charges that will stay with them their wholes like all due to that one post that was “accidentally” posted to share with the world. A seventeen year old boy from Wisconsin faced the realities of over sharing and was arrested and charged with possessing child pornography after posting nudes of a previous girlfriend on a social media site. In another case a woman lost her job as a teacher because of a post of a rant she posted on her Facebook about her ‘bad day at school’.
Lastly, the value of privacy has lessened due to trends, modern technologies and social media. People could ruin the reputations and potentially destroy their careers and careers of others since the social media does not have any filter and posts almost anything that is submitted.
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