Privacy is the ability to keep the private information out of public view. it is one of the fundamental principles enshrined in U.S. constitution, and for a good reason — a true democracy entails respecting individual autonomy and anonymity. Coincidentally, the religious world also has a good explanation –two thousands years ago, Paul declared “there are no righteous persons, there is not even one”.
One key reason that people don’t blog as often as they would is the fear of losing privacy and the ramifications it may result. Employees can be fired for divulging company information, or posting unwelcoming comments about management. Over eighty percent of companies monitor employees online activity at work. With these in mind, any sensible person would take a second thought to blog things which he would otherwise write freely in his paper diary in his own bedroom.
Blog software can do a better job protecting user’s privacy. Some software can already restrict access to some or all posts. One easiest way is just to create a private category which can only be viewed by the author himself or herself, and not anyone else in the world. Whoever solves this problem first will have another competitive advantage.