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Slate: Internet privacy: How network analysis can reveal details you would rather hide

Very interesting piece over on Slate. Would you agree to wear a stress monitor while giving a presentation? If not, what if a video of that talk could reveal at which point you were most calm, and most stressed? Wouldn’t you like to know which parts of a speech a politician was most confident about, […]

29 August 2011 at 20:13 - Comments

He doesn’t look happy….

Is Mark Zuckerberg in Your Google+ Circle? | News & Opinion | Is Mark Zuckerberg in Your Google+ Circle? | News & Opinion |

1 July 2011 at 17:40 - Comments

Family, Facebook and the future of social networking

  As I mentioned the other day, Facebook set the stage for a big announcement yesterday. What they have announced, a new version of Facebook Groups, has apparently been in the pipeline for some time. Although Zuckerberg is typically ebullient when he says that they have been ‘completely overhauled‘, it’s hard not to see this development […]

7 October 2010 at 19:09 - Comments

Six Reasons Why I’m Not On Facebook, By Wired UK’s Editor

Is this just another old fuddy-duddy? or has he got a point? David Rowan is certainly knowledgeble about the field, and these are his key points 1) Private companies aren’t motivated by your best interests 2) They make it harder to reinvent yourself 3) Information you supply for one purpose will invariably be used for […]

21 September 2010 at 10:58 - Comments

Job-seeking, social networking and the law: It’s a lot like Facebook stalking

As I’ve mentioned before, companies are increasingly looking at potential employees profiles on social networking sites. Just like online dating, all this extra information can have both advantages and disadvantages, for the eh, client and um, service provider. I realise this after reading this post: Is It Legal To Use Social Network Data When Hiring? […]

29 June 2010 at 17:57 - Comments