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The discussion and reading this week about privacy and visibility in social media has made me also think about famous people such as celebrities and politicians. While there are some benefits to increased visibility, they have very little privacy. Everyone (who wants to know) knows what they are doing most of the time, although they can sometimes get periods of privacy. People were upset when they heard about the surveillance power of the NSA, but in many ways, the normal experience is comparable to that of famous people. When people use social media, they are often seeking better visibility. The more they use social media, and seek visibility, the more information can be collected about them, and the less privacy they have, just as fame is generally inversely related to privacy. Ultimately, as they broadcast more information about themselves, everyone who wants to know can know what they are doing, and there is really only privacy in brief periods in exchange for disconnecting from most forms of modern technology. Through social media, average people are trying to turn themselves into celebrities of sorts, and the government is gathering this excessive data and treating everyone almost as if they were celebrities.