Keeping things private on the internet is like having a personal chat with a friend in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. You can try to find a safe haven. Pass notes instead of shout. Chances are it won’t matter anyway, since 99% of the strangers couldn’t care less about what you have to share. Still, it only takes one person to overhear and spread the word and private goes out with the old year.
Still, people keep saying they expect privacy on social networks. Look at these numbers from eMarketer.
I get that people want photos to be private, but 53% expect comments they leave on other people’s posts to be private? Have these people never been to high school where everything you say can and will be used against you?