David Adesnik beats me to it in complaining about the New York Times' latest blog-trend article. Jeffrey Rosen talks about bloggers who reveal personal details on their web pages, and the social chaos it wreaks.
I'm not even going to start up about the complete incomprehension of the NYT toward blogs (what's so hard to understand about people talking?). Instead I think Adesnik gets it right (and links it right, to Crooked Timber): the line between public and private is being pushed ever inward by any number of data-intensive technologies. If you're not comfortable having information about yourself leaking out onto the internet, then stay away from bloggers, perform all transactions by barter, and grow your own food.