Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Vlog Naked Campaign. Blogging naked? Not this blogger! ...by Sybil Sage

It's now common for people to put themselves on YouTube and Facebook, eagerly displaying and/or confessing things that would be grounds for a law suit if posted by a third party as the activities include having sex (with others or with themselves), blogging naked, providing sordid and what many would consider private, embarrassing details about their lives. Not only is my desk chair too scratchy for nudity, but I'm surprised that anyone post 9/11 would blog naked. I'm always ready for an evacuation, wearing comfortable shoes, my credit cards handy.

While some feel it's inevitable that, "soon everyone will have naked footage of themselves on the Internet for all to see," I am not even slightly tempted to join the Vlog Naked campaign, started recently by a user going by the handle Chris3ff, which has attracted over 80,000 visitors and 100 vloggers willing to expose themselves on YouTube as they talk about trips to the dentist or the election. My fear is a proficient multi-tasker will take the camera into the room during a colonoscopy. Call me old-fashioned, I still value boundaries.

If I were going to expose anything on YouTube, it would surely not be me. My choice would be to point the camera at others, showing a doctor's waiting room - in real time - all of us routinely kept waiting for hours. I'd take the camera to the airport to record being scrutinized by security people only to find myself bumped ot waiting on the tarmac with no meal, no blanket, no leg room. I would also point a camera at the person who sneaks in line ahead of me at Fairway or comes up from behind and steals the parking space I'd been waiting for. But naked blogging? Not a chance!

4 comments:

Peter Juan said...

Fascinating. Not something I would do, but that's definitely worth a peek. pardon the pun. I personally wouldn't feel comfortable being that open online. I mean, I extensively use the deeply granulated privacy settings of my I.PH Blog so that i can select which posts can be viewed by whom. Some things just aren't for the general public is what I think. So I like being able to choose who I give access to.

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