Thursday, December 08, 2005

LinkedIn Profiles: Privacy vs Publicity

When I was first invited to Orkut ( and then LinkedIn (, I was pretty excited. And I was mildly surprised that some people said that such services raise privacy implications.

For example, my LinkedIn profile (LinkedIn: Anton Chuvakin) does not have anything that I would not have disclosed on my website. Thus, supposedly no additional privacy risks. Also, McNealy's famous "You have no privacy, get over it" does sound largely true in this "Google Age"...

In general, how do you balance a desire for privacy with a desire for publicity?

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Dr Anton Chuvakin