Would You Desert Facebook Over Privacy Issues?

There have been quite a few trend pieces out there this weekend, all along the lines of “Facebook’s privacy issues woes are causing users to quit it… FOREVER!” We’ve already told you it’s not likely you’ll decamp — after all, everyone loves Facebook… right?

For now, perhaps. But as ambitious “talented young nerds” like the creators of Diaspora take aim at Facebook with new social networking communities, surely there is a future where not everyone, including your parents (hi Mom, hi Dad), neighbors and third grade teacher are all on Facebook.

So maybe your chats could become public, or your privacy settings default to the most open every time there’s a site update. All things considered, we’ve got a burning question to ask.

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