Andrea Vascellari just posted this video of O’Reilly from the Web2.0 conference in Berlin last month. Prompted by our very own Donato, O’Reilly shared his thoughts on the need for privacy in a social web.
O’Reilly’s states he’s in favor of privacy, but if I had to paraphrase, it sounds to me like he’s saying:
Hey Valleywag & Friends, if you abuse public content, then you force people to use privacy commands.
The example of his daughter’s photos is about Privacy as a necessary evil. I think that’s reductive. Privacy is a simple, unalienable right to share things with a select few. It’s much more than a knee-jerk reaction to protect or hide.
Or am I wrong?