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A comment on Post-Privacy by rieke-b A comment on Post-Privacy by rieke-b
There are internet users who like to publish many details of their private life on the web where everybody can see them. Writing about your intimate daily life online doesn’t seem to be an unusual thing anymore.
This fact has led some people to the conclusion that they could declare privacy itself to be a thing of the past. These Post-Privacy supporters claim that in times of increasing transparency and common digital candour, it wasn’t necessary to insist on a right to privacy any longer.
Apart from the problems concerning data protection and the potential social pressure, these people also seem to think it was okay if anybody would be allowed to be a Peeping Tom. Without privacy, nobody would have the right of not being watched in their bedrooms, after all, right?!
The technological ignorance of many internet users and digital spying are alarming already, but to try and get rid of privacy itself and to claim that technology was always right and people would kindly have to adapt, is to deal with the problem at the wrong end. What kind of superficial world do these people live in, I wonder…?  

Besides, the everyday life of many people is simply boring often and in the gigantic data flood which is being washed into the web each second, a single person is being drowned, anyway. (Unless you’re unlucky and your flat gets looted while you’re still enjoying the holiday you announced so happily in the web…)

Dear Preachers of Post-Privacy: Do go on and live your boring lives, but leave strangers in peace, please. Having to listen to a loud cell phone conversation in the tram is bad enough…

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So manch ein Internetnutzer macht heutzutage seine Privatangelegenheiten für jedermann zugänglich. Das Veröffentlichen von intimen Details aus dem Alltag scheint nichts Ungewöhnliches mehr zu sein.
Diese Tatsache hat einige Leute auf den Gedanken gebracht, die Privatsphäre allgemein zu einem Ding der Vergangenheit zu erklären. Diese Post-Privacy-Anhänger behaupten, dass es in Zeiten der zunehmenden Transparenz und allgemeinen digitalen Offenheit nicht mehr nötig sei, auf ein Recht auf Privatsphäre zu bestehen.
Mal abgesehen von Datenschutzproblemen und dem potentiellen sozialen Druck, scheinen diese Leute es dann wohl auch in Ordnung zu finden, wenn jeder ein Spanner sein dürfe. Ohne Privatsphäre hätte schließlich auch niemand das Recht, in seinem Schlafzimmer unbeobachtet zu sein, oder?!
Die technische Unwissenheit vieler Internetnutzer und digitale Ausspähungen sind schon bedenklich, aber wer daraufhin gleich die Privatsphäre an sich abschaffen will und behauptet, die Technik habe immer Recht und die Menschen sollen sich gefälligst anpassen, behandelt das Problem am völlig falschen Ende. In was für einer oberflächlichen Welt leben diese Leute bloß…?

Außerdem ist der Alltag vieler Leute oft einfach langweilig und in der gigantischen Datenflut, die in jeder Sekunde neu ins Internet gespült wird, geht der Einzelne sowieso völlig unter. (Es sein denn, man hat Pech und wird ausgeraubt, während man noch in dem im Internet fröhlich verkündeten Urlaub ist...)

Liebe Post-Privacy-Prediger: Lebt euer langweiliges Leben einfach weiter, aber lasst wildfremde Leute damit in Ruhe! Es ist schon schlimm genug, einem lauten Handy-Gespräch in der Straßenbahn zuhören zu müssen…

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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
A big nod to that! Hilarious drawing! I keep my internet use to business-only or chatting with friends and never do I post personal things about my life, my doings, my feelings, etc...cause really nobody cares LOL. So why waste the time when everybody else has their own doings, feelings, and life to deal with already? With the urge for others to post incessantly it's almost like there's a notion that "someone will spend time out of their day to go into mine." That doesn't sound very...well, normal to me! ;) Those that do so surfing about everyone else's life doesn't have much of a life!
lordMartiya Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I'll agree to their right to be peeping toms when they'll agree to my right to throw a bucket of scalding hot water at them for it.
rieke-b Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap: Very well said! But violence is no solution, of course. ;)
lordMartiya Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
It's not violence, is the traditional reply to peeping toms caught red-handed, as shown in countless anime and manga.
rieke-b Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I know. It's still a very violent remark that wouldn't do much good in reality. ;)
toeki Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
good point.
 on the other side, a lot of people are not even aware it may not be a good idea to post every detail of their private life and problems online. they donīt understand they make it easier for those peeping toms, and maybe those paranoid spying companies ( aka CIA) to use the sensitive information they post against them...
i have a colleagues who post every detail of their life, including relationship problems, for the whole world to see, under their REAL NAMES.
rieke-b Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
There's certainly a lack of awareness when it comes to web openness. It's also very easy to tell a lie online, though...
MizuMegamiSama Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
I had no idea there was even an Anti-Privacy movement.  I thought the NSA did that well enough on its own.  Well, great, now I'm pissed. 
rieke-b Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, these people really have crazy ideas. They should NOT be supported!!
Psydrache Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Du hast ganz recht - und der Gesichtsausdruck des Spanners ist Hammer xD
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