Is anything in your life private anymore? Do you know what all of your friends are up to every day through social media? The theme of the article, “Nothing is Private Anymore: We’re Hooked on Social Media, relates to Brave New World and the dystopian element of citizens conforming to uniform expectations. In the book, the desire to be alone, and the desire to talk alone with a single person, is seen as bizarre behavior. When Bernard wants to be “Alone with... Lenina”, she doesn’t understand the concept of having a private moment with him and she thinks, “Walking and talking- that seemed a very odd way of spending an afternoon” In their society, all the citizens conform to the understanding that everything is public, even their sextuality is very open to the whole community. In today’s society through social media, everything is also in the public’s eye. In the article it states that people are “posting our meals, a picture of our leg on a beach, and our barely-born children in the delivery room”, and that everything in our lives is expected to be put out on to the Internet. People take pictures and videos of everything their doing, have conversations on social media, put invitations out through their accounts, and announce things. People don’t have real face-to-face conversations anymore, but screen to screen and the whole world able to watch. In Brave New World anything that happens privately may as well not have happened, which has a frightening similarity to our current culture. Huxley is pointing out that in today’s society everybody expects to have everything in public, and being private with people and things in our lives now seems “odd”.