Until it bites them in the a/ss, they don't care.
Because privacy is one of the biggest illusions there is. Private people keep things private and the others....could it be attention seeking?
You're right, in particular I can't understand why long-haired bisexual Dutch male computer geeks born in summer 1958 share so much information on the Internet.
As long as you choose it's okay. I know other people who complain about lack of privacy but don't do anything to protect theirs.
Privacy is extremely important on the internet, but some people are just open books.. Some websites do cross the barrier though, where you can look up someone's address just by knowing their email address, which I personally believe is unconstitutional...But, we just have very few laws regarding the internet privacy and internet safety.
Now, as to why people don't understand, it is probably because it is just so easy to fill out. We are encouraged by a lot of sites to put as much information about ourselves as we can, and it never warns us that the whole world will see what we put down.
did anyone at gun point asked you to post them ?
i must say ... you are ruined
yeah ... but pretty soon you will be