There’s absolutely no point going on a social networking site and not disclosing any information because you might as well go to the pub, sit in the corner and not say a word because you’re worried about your personal privacy.
In 'With Friends Like These', Professor Robin Mansell of the London School of Economics discusses how different generations each see the concept of personal privacy, while Danah Boyd from the Berkman Centre for the Internet and Society at Harvard says that online identities are now a fundamental part of growing up.
Adam Joinson of the University of Bath explains the psychology behind online relationships while Will Reader from Sheffield Hallam University, has new research about the strength and nature of these relationships - just how much of a friend is an online friend?
And David Evans, from the Information Commissioner's Office says that the government's privacy watchdog is so concerned about the information people give away about themselves, that the Information Commissioner is about to issue guidelines for users of social networking sites.
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http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/analysis/analysis_20071108-2030.mp3 (28 minutes | 13MB)