Joe and I were talking the other day about how so many myspace profiles are now private (you have to be listed as a friend to view it). A year ago when I would search for my high school graduation year, almost none of my classmate’s profiles were private. Now, 75% are. This kind of sucks when you want to know what these people are up to now in their lives but you don’t want them to know you want to know.
So much of what people used to have viewable to the public is now private. Weblogs, photos, profiles, whatever. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that…I have content online that isn’t viewable to the public. I’m just noticing that so much more so seems to be private. I understand all the reasons but it can make it harder to get to know new people online, I think.