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Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about our privacy. And, why should he?
The 900 Million users on Facebook (including me) haven't demanded that he care about privacy. If we really wanted him to care, we wouldn't use the site. Instead, multiple times a day, I login to my account to be riveted by what friends and acquaintances share with the world: and I enjoy it.
I sign up for loyalty programs and daily deals, even though I know they track my purchases and profile my future spending. I share specific information about my life and likes via Pinterest boards. I tweet. I Google.
Why do I do it? Because I'm willing to exchange my privacy for something else I value more: discounts, community or convenience.
I'm not alone: there are over 1 Billion people worldwide who engage with social media. We all sacrifice privacy for emails that say: "You're adorable and perfect, so we're giving you $5 off." We feel connected when we get to see photos of our college roommate's cat and dog snuggling together. We feel warm fuzzies when get friended by our long-lost friend from grade school. We are smitten when Google Maps saves us time by locating where we are and showing us how close the nearest coffee joint is. And as a result, we share even more information about ourselves (and, sometimes, our friends).
Where and when will we draw the line?
What limits have you already established for yourself?