An article I wrote in TrailGroove was recently published: Keeping Wild Spaces Wild – The Ethics of Social Media.
A companion piece of sorts to my earlier Bread Crumbs article, the newer material also suggests obscurity, not secrecy.
Social media is a powerful tool for advocacy, education, and awareness.
But, as with any tool, it can become damaging. Obscure places can be come overrun. Popular areas are abused. And the outdoor experience becomes a checkmark off the list.
The article I wrote advocates a balance. And I think the article came out well. Check it out.
EDIT: And, like most internet articles, people will comment without actually Reading The Fine Article. People tend to have black and white views only. A nuanced and informed discussion is often lost online. So it goes.