*The Pointless Writer*

has a life you're completely uninterested in. But it's okay because I can write. No abbreviations. No shoddy grammar (though I'm not immune to mistakes). Just quality writing on sometimes completely pointless topics.

Inspiration/ Hilarity

`cirque. (by Nick)
The Joel Stein
Hyperbole and a Half (by Allie Brosh)

Pointless Yakking

No chatbox.

UnPoints of Note

1. I write when fancy takes. Sometimes, fancy takes many months of leave.
2. Never give up on this blog. I will eventually come back. When fancy has returned from its unfaithful travels.
3. All posts labelled Randomosity were written while I was on my junior college's blog team.
4. Everything is written as a challenge to myself. And it's all in good fun. Cheerio!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Privacy. What is privacy to you? Is it determined by the number of friends you have on Facebook?

The Internet is often blamed for the loss of privacy in today’s world, with Facebook the ever popular example. But, can we really blame the Internet for opening our lives to one and all, when we are the ones who choose to?

Someone fainted in school this morning. I do not know how she feels about it, but I know I would be mighty embarrassed by the settling of curious eyes on my slackened form had I been in her position. Like everyone else, I found it hard to keep my eyes off the ‘spectacle’. But I tried my best not to, because I’d hate the attention, and perhaps, she did too. And that got me thinking about privacy.

Maybe you don’t quite see the link; frankly, I’m not sure I do either. But the point is, privacy is determined by so much more than triviality like Facebook. We are constantly surrounded by choices regarding our privacy. Do I tell my friend/ teacher/ family how I feel?

Privacy is a perception of the mind, and its definition varies from person to person. To me, it’s about my emotions and thoughts on my life, rather than the events in my life itself (the latter of which Facebook publicises). What about you?

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