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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Watched

It's an age of little privacy.

There are cameras everywhere. We know this is true if we watch the news. Just about whatever happens can be traced by a camera.

There are people watching too--they notice your efforts and comment on your work. This is clear when we err or triumph as we typically hear the resulting criticism or praise.

Online, our words, searches, and endeavor are tracked. We know this because when we open Facebook, companies and products we searched for recently show up on our feed.

There's little privacy today.

In that regard, what do you do.

I guess this points to the fact that we have to live the way we want to be known. What we do is who we are. What we write defines us and our searches tell our story. Where we go similarly paints a picture of us.

An age of little privacy calls us to think carefully about what we do and where we do it, who we are and how we want to be known.

I believe we're all a bit unsure of where our world is headed in this regard, but for the time being, it's important to be cognizant of this 21st century reality.