It’s All Fun Until Someone Takes A Picture

In wake of the photo scandal involving ousted ‘American Idol’ semi-finalist Antonella Barba, Robert Thompson, a professor of television and popular culture at Syracuse University in New York, told the National Post cellphones that can take pictures, digital cameras and the rise of social networking sites on the Internet have forever changed the notion of what is private. “On one level, people should be aware of this very different environment when it comes to the notion of private,” he said. “We want to alert kids to the fact that every time an image gets taken of you on a cellphone, anytime you’re messing around and making a video, all of this stuff now has an automatic international distribution system.” Read more.

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