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What Is Public?

What Is Public?


On Facebook, it’s a mere dropdown option: Is this update public or not? Then again, «Public is not simply defined. Public is not just what can be viewed by others, but a fragile set of social conventions about what behaviors are acceptable and appropriate.» Anil Dash explains who profits from a binary view on privacy and why its important to defend the grey areas.