Online Sharing: Is There Such a Thing as TMI?
SOCIAL NETWORKINGApril 26, 2010
The desire of some Internet users to share everything from what plastic surgery they've had to where they are eating and how much they've spent on the newest tech gadgets could have long-reaching ramifications. The New York Times reports that there seems to be no such thing as "too much information" on the Web. Privacy experts caution there are dangers, however. Purchase-based social networking service Blippy, for example, has inadvertently shared some users' credit card information online. "Ten years ago, people were afraid to buy stuff online. Now they're sharing everything they buy," said Barry Borsboom, creator of Please Rob Me. "Times are changing, and most people might not know where the dangers lie." (Registration may be required to access this story.)