Sunday, April 23, 2006

Too Much Information Online?

Genie Belle who posts over at Genie's Bottle has this to say about the digital information overload:

I think there is too much information on the internet. By that, I mean there is too much personal information floating around. From online dating sites to personal pages and blogs, we are simply giving out too much information.

We list our address and phone numbers, e-mail address, messenger/chat screen names, physical characteristics, our likes and dislikes, our pets name, our feelings, and our deep dark secrets.

This is stuff our family and closest friends don't know about us.

This definitely is a problem online, and Genie Belle goes into more detail about this issue on her site.

My reasoning is that their is a "lack of accountability" online, as you can simply delete the person's message if you do not enjoy them anymore, an action you could only dream of taking with an annoying next door neighbor.

Or could it be that you can find similar minds easier half-way around the world than half way across town? Hmm...


  1. GenieBelle11:08 PM

    Love you're blog! I wish I had come across it before I wrote my post "Too Much Information", I would have quoted some of it.

    By the way can I put a link to your blog on mine?



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