Okay so we are now into day whatever of the saga of naked footballers. (I understand they look just like me except a bit better built..) What do we make of the protagonist, the girl who is furiously/gleefully promoting the pictures and herself around the net ? The hundreds of people who are geeing her on ? The rest of us who think we are seeing a spectacular slow motion train wreck ?
If Wikileaks is systematically dismantling the security of our governments and businesses then dikileaks is also madly uncovering the bleeding obvious - that under our clothes we are all naked. But it is also raising the issue of how do we protect of our privacy ? Do we now accept that perhaps everyone shares common bodily features and that we should get over prudishness?
I won't post details of the person involved but it isn't hard to find her online. It's probably worth the effort to see and hear what she says as well as the support she is getting to get a flavour of what is happening. She is certainly determined to have her 15 minutes fame. This internet stuff is very addictive.
The Age is starting the discussion on this aspect of the story.
Teen adds tech touch to wrath of a woman scorned
December 22, 2010
IT HAS become a parable of the internet age: a girl, a laptop and a swath of destruction through high-profile football careers. Cyberspace is full of mocking laughter over the posting of naked photos of St Kilda footballers by a vengeful teenager - ''The Girl who played with Nick playing with himself'', she's been dubbed, while her enterprise is ''Dickileaks''.
Meanwhile, the combined might of several powerful institutions has proved hapless, if not helpless, in attempts to silence her. Even with her name shielded, the girl's following on Twitter had last night swollen to more than 6500 followers (up from about 200 the day before) and the hissing spat that has developed between her and some of St Kilda's finest reached new heights - or should that be lows?