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Response: Facebook, Privacy, and the “Death of Independent George”

In The Facebook Effect, David Kirkpatrick explains Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s moralistic position that “you have one identity” and that splitting one’s identity into different roles is an “example of a lack of integrity” (199). Based on this premise, Facebook believes that “by openly acknowledging who we are and behaving consistently among all our friends, … Continue reading

Summary: Kirkpatrick’s “Privacy”

In chapter ten of The Facebook Effect, David Kirkpatrick attempts to illuminate the complex position Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook take on privacy, as well as the backlash to their campaign for complete social openness. Kirckpatrick opens with the question, “How much of ourselves should we show the world” (199)? This question is based on the common perception … Continue reading