Privacy — heed these 7 cautions

By · Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

not teaching,
still THINKING …

Archaic is the word we’d use to describe cautions about privacy that we shared back in 2011 when “Think Like an Editor” was published. We say “archaic” now because privacy at that time was something that seemed able to be protected. Today, it seems, everything is public.

Yet those cautions are still valid today. Even more so. That’s because some things just should not “be out there.”

Here, again, are our cautions:

Ah, now there is where the archaic part comes in because today there really are no walls. The very essence of freedom to communicate is also the very thing that can upend all of your good work and your good intentions. Think first. Thinking will never be old-fashioned.

(These two profs are no longer teaching at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, but we are still thinking.)

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