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Privacy and Online Identity: Home

Resources for researching issues of privacy and identity in an online world.


Have we given up our privacy to maintain a public identity? How have the lines between our public and private lives blurred with the rise of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other social-networking sites that have made it so easy to inform the world of our every move, from daily banalities to emotional breakups?

This guide will help you locate resources that surround the discussion of privacy and identity online.

Past Events

Note: This guide was originally created to accompany a March 28, 2011 event entitled, "Privacy and Identity in the Age of Facebook" held at Doheny Library.

The case for anonymity

What is "private"?

The Facebook effect

Subject Guide