Does Privacy Still Matter?
While Facebook's current privacy setting have created an outcry, history is filled with examples of social norms conforming to technological developments, writes The Wall Street Journal. "In 2006, Mr. Zuckerberg added a new feature, News Feed, which lets people check for updates by their friends in one convenient place instead of having to visit the profiles of each friend. Many Facebook users, then limited to students, objected that this made it too easy to follow what they posted. Privacy advocates predicted the end of Facebook. Instead, people got used to it," says L. Gordon Crovitz.