As redes sociais e o futuro da Internet
Este é um artigo de opinião de Bill Thompson, jornalista e comentador regular do programa "Digital Planet" da BBC, que reflecte sobre o impacto crescente das redes sociais na vida dos cibernautas.
From here to cyberspace
Social networking sites are growing up and becoming much more than glorified address books, says Bill Thompson.
As Facebook opens up it is winning more fans About a year ago I asked my daughter, who was 15 at the time, if she would "ADD" me as a friend on MySpace so I could comment on her profile and be part of her online social network.
She refused point blank.
Not because she wanted to keep things secret, but because it would be unutterably naff to have your dad as a MySpace friend.
Recognising that she was right, I didn't push it.
She knows how to look after herself online - she's a member of the Childnet International children's' panel and helps write the guidance for other young people.
But yesterday she added me as a friend on Facebook, where she now has a profile too. Not only that, she has admitted in public that she is my daughter.
A brave step indeed.
In fact, I'm less concerned with her privacy now than I am with my own.
She's 16 and can look after herself, but now she has access to my online friendship network. Not only will she be able to see who I'm hanging out with, she'll also be able to send them all messages.
in BBC News - Technology