In the age of the Internet, with so many cameraphones and videophones, no one can feel like they are having a private conversation anymore. There is always a blogger or someone nearby seemingly recording every moment, whether it’s a celebrity trying to take a vacation or Sen. Barack Obama having a “private fundraiser” in San Francisco. In the latter case, Huffington Post blogger Mayhill Fowler recorded his talk, which included the comment about people in Pennsylvania being bitter — something that was fodder for his political opponents. So what do you think should be private and what is public? Should private emails be posted on your blog? Hidden-camera photos or videos? Does it depend on the person being recorded (i.e. if they’re a public figure)? Tell us a story about something you thought was private that got out online. I’ll run the best comments and stories in the next Your Take Roundup.
Where do you draw the line between private and public discourse?
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