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Posts Tagged 'disclosure'

Too many masks: Social media schizophrenia

Have you updated your Myspace account recently? Should you tweet that link or email it? Can you remember your Bebo password? Are you using your work address or your hotmail? Should this be a LinkedIn or a Facebook post? Are all your online profiles linked, consistent and up-to-date? I’ve been trying to draft recommendations for […]

12 January 2011 at 09:03 - 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

Why Facebook’s privacy policy doesn’t work: We’re not in college anymore

It’s pretty simple what’s going on, now that I’ve had a chance to think. Facebook’s ethos is ‘radical transparency’ Everything should be shared All information should be free We should share all our information This would make us all equal This is why: we have the News Feed the privacy default is public Facebook is built […]

19 May 2010 at 12:21 - Comments

Review paper: Privacy and publicity – Facebook’s no fun anymore

There has been a lot of talk about Facebook and privacy all through its history, but especially so in the last month, since some new changes were made. What this post will attempt to do is to clarify what changes have taken place; secondly, the reaction to these changes; thirdly, what they mean on a […]

17 May 2010 at 01:00 - Comments
Great article include very utility datas. Thank you! Taci.
18 May 10 at 06:19

More privacy issues: this almost encourages bitchiness

From Steven O’Hear at TechCrunch Europe, my eyes popped out of my head when I read this – and it’s a feature, not a flaw. As an example, a privacy quirk on Facebook appears to produce the following scenario: User A sends a friend-request to user B but they choose not to accept, at least […]

10 May 2010 at 18:23 - Comments
AAAAND ya can't recall your friend request. So person B can shun person A for AGES. eh... I presume, ahem.
10 May 10 at 21:48
Happily, you can actually recall a friend request, but it's not very easy. You have to go to your profile,…
11 May 10 at 00:50