Has social media really shifted the line between personal and private forever?

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Abstract

In the past, so the story goes, we had privacy and dignity – but we kissed it goodbye with a few keystrokes on social media. Life is a bit more complicated than that.

The death of privacy and the erosion of the personal sphere is an internet meme. It is often attributed to social media – Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Growlr, Twitter. These are digital communication tools that allow everyone to be an author and connect for free. It is authorship without the burdens of reflection or responsibility, alongside unaccountable surveillance of those authors, friends and readers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
Volume2016
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Paperpress
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2016

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