Seth Godin, a respected author, has a post on his blog today referring to NFYB (Not for your Blog). I’d encourage you to read his post but basically he is stating that with everyone having a blog, using twitter, Facebook, etc. we need a way to make certain conversations private.
With journalists this used to be done by saying “off the record”, but I hope everyone knows that when dealing with journalists there is no more “off the record”. Same goes for NFYB. One would hope that the person you are talking to respects you enough and has enough ethics to not publish what you talked about but don’t hold your breath.
It will be interesting to see how much NFYB spreads and the conversations that take place about it.