Tuesday, May 04, 2010
New projects are emerging. I have been working quite fervently on a photo project called Surveillance : LA.
In the wake of the facebook privacy scandals, and my discovery of spokeo and 123people, I've become a lot more aware of how much information about me/you/anyone is available and easily accessible to anyone with a credit card. While this is disconcerting, I realize I've been gleefully hopping around like a small child scattering flowers throwing my personal information willy nilly on this blog. And saying things like willy nilly, a crime in and of itself.
I just read this article on Jezebel, about an anonymous sex blogger being fired from her day job, due to her boss accidentally finding her blog.
While the magic 8-ball seems to be pointing to delete all, there are many reasons why I love blogging, why I love this humble little blog for the outlet its given me over the past 4 years. I'm not shutting it down.
Worrying about disclosure and surveillance, worrying about the potentially malicious intent of these data aggregators...it may be like worrying about nuclear war, waiting forever for the slap that never comes. There may never be a focused use for the data, and I may sit muddling mint leaves into my yogurt and granola, peacefully, for hours.