Link: Making Sense of Privacy and Publicity

Danah Boyd’s talk from this year’s SXSW.

This part reminds me of times I’ve heard teachers think about deleting any trace of their lives online.

Take, for example, your kid’s teacher. How public is she allowed to be online? Is she allowed to be religious or secular depending on your community? Can she have an online dating profile? Can she post pictures of her drinking with her friends on a public website? Is she allowed to be a lover and a friend in a public setting where she’s always The Teacher? Offline, she knows how to switch into being Teacher when she runs into you and your child on the streets; how does she do that switch online?