Google plans to release a new social networking service called Circles. They it is described makes it sound like a more private version of Facebook.
The article is a bit long and repeats itself over and over, so I made a much shorter synapses in a blog entry.
Before Facebook, Twitter, or even the long forgotten MySpace came around, people had a thing called privacy. When social networking came around, privacy took the back seat, and anyone anywhere could see what you were doing because you would tell them what you were doing, regardless if you wanted to or not. Newer additions to these sites have reduced privacy even more by allowing your friends to rat you out. Your mom now knows that you were out partying instead of studying for exams because she sees the pictures that your friends tagged you in. Circles is promising to give us back that privacy. It promises to divide our private lives from our profession lives, much like we would offline.