CNET’s Caroline McCarthy welcomes the naked generation:
It’s no longer noteworthy to point out that there are hordes of Web users who are putting their lives online, from revealing “personality surveys” posted in pink Comic Sans MS on glittery MySpace profiles, to Flickr play-by-plays of the wildest Pi Beta Phi rush week since the invention of the digital camera. I’m not talking about them. The Naked Generation is something different: its figureheads are smart, business-savvy young adults, typically in emerging creative fields, who see the embarrassing antics of “MySpace kids” and their emotional outpourings, and see a window of opportunity. They’re smart, and they know it, so they think they can use online exhibition as an advantage rather than an embarrassment.
Maybe you could get ahead in your career by opening up your life online… or maybe one day you’ll regret blogging and videocasting and sharing every little burp, especially if it compromises your ability to win a job or a client.
Where do you draw the line in deciding how naked to get online? What advice would you give to those wondering how to balance privacy and transparency, especially in looking for career success?