How Facebook is Redefining Privacy
SOCIAL NETWORKINGMay 25, 2010
Facebook and privacy are the subjects of the cover story for TIME Magazine's May 31 edition. Author Dan Fletcher offers an extensive look at the company and its co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, who has come under fire recently for a continued loosening of user privacy defaults. Fletcher writes that for many people, Facebook is a second home, and goes on to examine the cultural shift that is occurring due to advancements in sharing. "Facebook has changed our social DNA," he writes, "making us more accustomed to openness." But, Fletcher continues, "the site is premised on a contradiction." It is rich in intimate opportunities, "but the company is making money because you are, on some level, broadcasting those moments online."