Friday, January 07, 2011

Friends and Privacy

So, where do you draw the line and start setting up extra privacy?
Is your Facebook page Friends Only?  Your twitter? Your blog? Your secret LJ?
At what point do you let your tweeple and your e-quaintances closer into your real world circle to the point where the lines start to blur?
Is there a benefit to being private on Twitter?  Is there a benefit to being public on Facebook?

I want to know, because I'm having a hard time deciding where to draw my boundary lines these days.

3 reflections:

M's Mama said...

Interesting that you posted this, I just ran into this issue. I keep my twitter & blog strictly for "blog purposes". Like I chat on both, but I don't give any personal information & my son still goes by M.

My Facebook is only for friends & family. I won't add anyone from the blogging world, unless we became really good friends.

I have a separate fb just for my blog as well.

Family & friends are welcomed to read my blog & twitter I just don't give out identifying info.

M's Mama said...

Interesting that you posted this, I just ran into this issue. I keep my twitter & blog strictly for "blog purposes". Like I chat on both, but I don't give any personal information & my son still goes by M.

My Facebook is only for friends & family. I won't add anyone from the blogging world, unless we became really good friends.

I have a separate fb just for my blog as well.

Family & friends are welcomed to read my blog & twitter I just don't give out identifying info.

Slee said...

It's interesting you say that. I had cultivated the same distinction, but then more and more blogging/twitter people found me on facebook. While I enjoy the interaction, I find I'm most uncomfortable when RL people start following me on twitter. Perhaps it's different levels of self censorship? Easier to be who I want to when people who have expectations as to my identity aren't there to have opinions on my idea of identity.