About creativity and internet privacy
February, 21; 2019. By
The issue of data protection and privacy in the network of networks, the Internet, or whatever you want to call this new invention that connects us all in one way or another, is very well-known on these days. This invention belongs almost entirely to the domain of technology, although it also affects the arts, that is why it is treated in this framework, and the privacy of people.

Internet has many good things, that is undoubted. But like all inventions, and knowing the human race for some time, we can think that in the wrong hands this invention can be used against people, either one in particular or a group of them, or dogs, cats, plants, whatever (and to name all known living beings). We also know that there are many people who are trying to stand out, competing in their work fields, trying to be better or to improve the world. We know that the facts can be public or private and well-known or unknown. Well, social networks including video portals allow to become part of the domain of the public to ordinary people: simply uploading a video that everyone can access, or a photo, we go to the design of the public. This is easy today, YouTube and Instagram, and to a lesser extent, Facebook (with that intermediate state of information publicity), make it very easy to pass certain information to the domain of the public. It is true that many people have chosen, perhaps by inertia, to upload public photos to Instagram or videos to YouTube in an initial stage of the Internet. But, what happens with that information that is public but not known, that is, information that everyone can access but not a majority knows?

Simply, this information is putting at risk the person who is being talked about, because automatically it becomes a public person, but not a notorious one. Thieves can know when you are not at home more easily, or companies can have an X-ray of your life without the need for a resume. This puts the integrity of people at risk. In addition, not all people should be public or all information, and not everything should be "kept" in this world. Everything accessory, circumstantial, casual, everyday, etc. must belong to the domain of the irrelevant and is better in a greater privacy stage. It is the notoriety that really makes the difference. But not everything in this world is notorious. To give an example, how many drawings or paintings are made per day in the world, and how many should be saved for future generations? Recycling is something important that we must learn to manage.

Wikipedia has been an invention, as opposed to YouTube or Instagram (and Twitter), which is doing moderately well. You need a control over what is published and this control is exercised by public references. It is not necessary to do anything very special to manage that, simply support the information on things that have been previously published. In this way, nothing is uploaded to Wikipedia that has not been moderately contrasted. And also the fact of needing a certain notoriety to be able to belong to Wikipedia is important; in this case the notoriety is deduced by the parameter that Wikipedia calls "notability". That is, if you do not do anything remarkable in this world and there is no publicity about it, you are not in. But we need the two domains, publicity and notoriety.

Being public but not notorious, people have a false appearance or self-perception of greater importance (that is, they are notorious), and from this the aforementioned networks take advantage to try to force everyone into the field of the public when this is an error in the judgment of this editor.

With regard to creativity, it is also clear that the portals where users can upload videos give a false appearance of notoriety to the creator, when in fact the only thing they contribute is the domain of the public. Therefore, the fact that anyone can upload a video to YouTube is in a way going against the principles set forth in this article, because they put the uploador at risk, and because they do not contribute anything in the future. that video will have to be recycled. Therefore, there is the known fact that Youtube uploads mainly copyrighted videos, belonging to third parties, without permission many times, which means that piracy is more easily commanded by our small world.

So, what should we do in this precise moment? With internet we have taken two steps forward, that is, the internet is very good, there is more information, it is easier to get. But you have to take a step back. The public and notorious will remain public and notorious. The public will remain public, and the marvelousness of the private sphere must remain private.

Should we blame someone for all this? Well, in reality we should all be more careful with what we upload to the Internet and although there are companies that have exploited these small veins of collective irresponsibility, we can say that nowadays messaging applications such as Whatsapp or Telegram are perfectly compatible with the privacy of people. But in any case, it is necessary above all to exercise control over the privacy of each one, be careful, and if after several attempts someone fails to be notorious by way of notability (as Wikipedia suggests), it is best to return to the privacy maremagnum and enjoy it.