Our minds on media.

Musings on the effects of media on cognition.

A Sign of Stalking to Come?

New York magazine had this piece on celebrity in New York. There always was an attitude (when I was there) that celebrities were to be left alone. I always thought it was out of respect, but maybe there was an element of “cool” to it–as if you’re special because you are in the vicinity of celebrity. Mostly I just didn’t care about celebrities and I have no tolerance for people who want to be famous but can’t handle the “hastle” of people wanting to talk to you or look at you. But the Google Map/Celebrity Stalking pages are really too much. Moreover they’re worrisome because of how they illustrate how easily anyone could be tracked if some institution or individual were so inclined. Is this another sign of the Death of Privacy?

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