Heres a very interesting phenomena. Digital pats dropping. I don’t mean literally, plenty of that, I mean psychologically. These young people think that the ultimate test of trust is to share passwords. Is is more or less intimate than sex, one wonders. Would you sleep with some one or give them access to your email.
Elife creates interesting moral dilemmas
Young, in Love and Sharing Everything, Including passwords
Drew Kelly for The New York Times
Alexandra Radford, 20, shared passwords with a boyfriend when she was in high school.
BY MATT RICHTEL
January 17, 2012
Young couples have long signaled their devotion to each other by various means — the gift of a letterman jacket, or an exchange of class rings or ID bracelets. Best friends share locker combinations.
The digital era has given rise to a more intimate custom. It has become fashionable for young people to express their affection for each other by sharing their passwords to e-mail, Facebook and other accounts. Boyfriends and girlfriends sometimes even create identical passwords, and let each other read their private e-mails and texts.