Tuesday, February 15, 2011

...Happy YouTube 2U

Six years ago today, YouTube, the Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, was launched in the United States.In November of the following year, YouTube, LLC was bought by Google Inc. for $1.65 billion, and now operates as a subsidiary of Google. That's a tidy sum! Forever has it changed the way that people behave in public, and sometimes in private! Imagine picking your nose in what you think is a private moment, just to have it hit YouTube and several million people view you. Have fun, work hard and if you have the feeling that someone is taping you, well, good luck with that. "Fredericksburg China Cabinet", in part, shown today. Dusty Springfield sings "In Private".

"All violations of essential privacy are brutalizing."
Katharine Fullerton Gerould