Just when you thought it was safe to use the Internet again, those ADD technorati types cook up a whole new interface between the physical and virtual worlds. Whether you call it social media, social networking, or some yet-to-be-popularized term like groupthink (oh, wait…is that taken?), the phenomenon is real and it has deep implications for our day-to-day lives.

Unfortunately, like many prior adaptive radiations (think dot com), the technology and appetite for more page impressions is way out in front of the desire or ability to control things. As the authors of Securing the Clicks cite in their opening chapter, “A New York court recently referred to the users’ reasonable expectation of privacy on social media websites like Facebook ...

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