Where MySpace Meets National Security: Sexy Pictures, Yes. NSA Eavesdropping, No.
In stark contrast to those of you who can't resist reading and writing tired old "Dangers of MySpace" articles (Filtering Access), Justin Berton over at the SF Chronicle seems to be onto something fresh and interesting with this piece that contrasts attitudes towards sites like MySpace with the NSA eavesdropping program: Generation Gap: Parents, exhibitionist young people differ on NSA spying (via CJC). First off, it connects to something that's in the news. Even more important, it focuses on a key and oft-neglected issue: how and why younger people have come to feel so comfortable putting crazy stuff online. To me, that's the real story -- not the pedophiles and stalkers.