Should we have a Bill of Rights for social media sites? It’s something we need to consider as these software become integral parts of our daily communications.
Some might say such a document isn’t needed, that we aught to take a buyer-be-ware approach.
But I would argue that the core issue of the privacy threats of new media isn’t really Privacy, but rather Dignity.
Having to go through fifty steps to set your privacy settings is undignified, even if your privacy is ensured.
So, if we value human dignity, we aught to consider standards of Dignity. A Bill of Rights, even if unenforceable, may at least remind us of the disturbing force of social technologies.
What’s your take?