You'll have seen the cartoon. Everyone's seen the New Yorker cartoon of two dogs in front of a PC, with the savvier one saying ''On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog." Those days are long gone -- now everyone knows what breed of dog you are, what canine websites you visit, where you purchase your collars and your preference of colour for water bowls.
Some people are offended when I call them secret-keepers (liars, essentially) and I have to assure them it's a universal problem. Other people claim a right to their secrets under the guise of privacy; it's my life, my thoughts, my feelings -- I should be able to choose who I share them with, right?" Wrong, and I'll explain why.