"The poll found that 91% of Americans believe the Internet has changed privacy expectations, but it also reveals a broad gap between what 18- to 24-year-olds consider to be a breach of privacy and what older Americans see as an intrusion.
For example, among the 18- to 24-year-old-set, only 35.6% consider someone posting a picture of them in a swimsuit an invasion of privacy, compared with 65.6% of the older respondents.
...The disconnect between the MySpace generation and the older set is apparent in the younger set's willingness to embrace the Web as a social medium. But even as parents fret about the risks of Internet dating, today's youth are using it to extricate themselves from failed relationships. Some 45.4% of 18- to 24-year-olds say they or someone they know had broken up with someone using e-mail or a text message, compared with 7.6% among other age groups.
...Of course evident disinterest in personal privacy exhibited by 18- to 24-year-olds may be a product the survey questions as much as anything else. Those unconcerned by the prospect of someone posting a picture of them in a swimsuit might be more unnerved if asked, "Would you consider it an invasion of privacy if a convicted sex offender posted a picture of you in a swimsuit that linked to a Google Map of your home address?""
Well, how about if you postulated the worst-case, fear-mongering, unrealistic, luddite, put-the-genie-back-in-the-bottle, bullshit question?