Does what happens in the Facebook stay in the Facebook?

Uh, no, it doesn’t.

Interesting rhetoric, via YouTube. It re-mediates an animation that takes far too long to load, which is credited to Vishal Agarwala, who is apparently an undergraduate at the University of Florida.

The presentation is a useful tool for informing young people exactly why Facebook works so hard to get young people to love Facebook. A call for action, it is naive (right up there with the perennial freshman comp thesis statement, “Advertisers should stop hurting women’s self-esteem by publishing images of idealized women”), and when judged by the standards of journalism, it is alarmist and one-sided.

Yes, young people should know why corporations want their personal information.

Sorry, but you can’t put the real you on Facebook if you want to protect your privacy.