|One of these small girls is my Grandmother|
This isn't a problem that future generations will have with the 21st Century. The proliferation of digital photography (not just cameras, but cameras in our cell-phones) means that every moment is captured. If you have the right settings and technology then not only captured, but geo-tagged and when downloaded often the faces are auto-recognised and tagged.
|Me: age about 2 or 3|
But it is more than photos, and when it comes to this I'll be the first to admit that I'm a pot calling the kettles black; or sitting in my glass house and throwing stones. The internet knows pretty much everything I do. When it isn't photographs keeping track of my day with Instagram or Blipfoto it is reading books with me (Goodreads), watching TV and movies with me (GetGlue), playing video games with me (Raptr) or travelling out and about with me (FourSquare/Trip Advisor). A lot of these websites/apps then broadcast the content again to Twitter and/or Facebook.
I was talking with a friend over lunch on Friday and she mentioned her recent trip to Chinese New Year at Trafalgar Square; "Yes, I know.", I said, "I saw the photos on Facebook". Life on the internet doesn't leave much new conversation!