“But amid all the angst, don’t forget that we actually like to share. Yes, Facebook is a moneymaking venture. But after you talk to the company’s key people, it’s tough to doubt that they truly believe that sharing information is better than keeping secrets, that the world will be a better place if you persuade (or perhaps push) people to be more open.”
From Time’s Facebook cover story, which is mostly meh. But it’s that “sharing information is better than keeping secrets” part that kind of cracks us up, because what deep, shameful secrets are we talking about here? The fact that you’ve posted a new profile picture? That you, like the author, play Mob Wars? That you’ve joined the Newsweek Facebook group?
The opposite of “sharing information” isn’t “keeping secrets.” Sometimes, it’s just “knowing when to shut up.”