In today’s New York Times magazine, Clive Thomson has an excellent piece on the evolution of social media and the privacy issues in play.

Almost two years ago to the day, Facebook quietly rolled its “News Feed” feature to the masses. The millions of users that checked Facebook the morning of September 5, 2006 found their “status” messages – and every other change in their page – communicated to all their friends.

Today, people share much more information on Twitter and similar services, but why, and what are the risks and benefits? This is worth the read [full article].

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