One of the topics that has been emphasised previous year is privacy – something that might turn into scarce in the nearest feature. In this article we are going to look at several factors, and investigate different aspects of this issue.
As we know, a lot of us like to share different events, emotions, what to eat, what to dress, with whom to break a relation, etc, on internet, using social networks. It has become some sort of trend during the past three years, and it seems to continue, despite campaigns that are consolidating people to stop using them, it is still more newly registered users every day. Probably, the term privacy has been vaporized, and if not, it might do that in future.
A lot of articles that support the idea that privacy is outdated, and that today everyone is more open might do that for several reasons. First, they are either convinced by this idea, or, they simply want to protect their business, and encourage more people to use it. Everything leads to profit, and this is understandable.
We have for instance seen discussions about how Google and other search companies collect information, which triggered a reaction of several people. Also, we have seen articles about Facebook, and how some people could lose their job because of things they wrote. But what everything leads to is the actual person. If that person would think about that what he writes, there would not have been a problem. This is probably not similar to when you search on internet, because you are not actually writing something in public, but, you are still giving away a lot of information, which later will be used to decide what advertisement you should see when searching. This is not necessarily wrong, because why should we see an article about politics of a country, when you actually were searching for cheep journeys. However, at some point, it might feel a bit creepy!
I think we should keep in mind that internet is a tool, which everyone should be able to use, and in the same time consider the consequences of what they do (write, publish). Internet is amazing; the way we can communicate has contributed to developments of, for instance, the English language, and also other languages. The ability to work with people on the other side of the globe, share ideas; simply – contribute to a better feature. Internet is a place that everyone should enjoy to take a part of, but in the same time, be able to understand that there will always be those who abuse it – the bad guys, as with any innovation in the world!