Social networking sites like Facebook make it easier than ever to communicate with dozens, hundreds, even thousands of friends and loose acquaintances. But they also present a major challenge: deciding what information is appropriate for a mass audience, and which tidbits should stay out of cyberspace. We examine the “do’s and dont’s” for online persona’s. Plus we explore why this issue confounds journalists, lawyers, lawmakers and parents.


  • Amanda Lenhart Senior Research Specialist, Pew Internet and American Life Project
  • Alicia Shepard NPR Ombudsman
  • Nancy Flynn Executive Director, The ePolicy Institute
  • Saqib Ali Member, Maryland House of Delegates (D- Dist. 39, Gaithersburg)

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