Privacy

I’ve been trying to write this post about privacy, digital privacy, “privacy as a human right”, the "right to be forgotten", and social networking,  for awhile now. But it seems every time I sit down to put words on “paper”, a new facet of the discussion is brought to my attention by a blog post, video, news story... First, we should consider the concept of privacy. Privacy can be described as a state in which one is not observed or disturbed by other ...

Privacy

I’ve been trying to write this post about privacy, digital privacy, “privacy as a human right”, the "right to be forgotten", and social networking,  for awhile now. But it seems every time I sit down to put words on “paper”, a new facet of the discussion is brought to my attention by a blog post, video, news story... First, we should consider the concept of privacy. Privacy can be described as a state in which one is not observed or disturbed by other ...

We live in media…using Twitter

Yesterday morning I read a handful of  interesting posts about Twitter, and found the poster shown at the left,  by Tom Woodward. As it all followed on a long Skype conversation with a colleague about Twitter, I felt that all the signs were pointing to  today's blog post focusing on Twitter. Quick catch up, or background info: "Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read short 140-character text messages, called "tweets". Registered users can ...

We know you better than you know yourself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bXJ_obaiYQ "We know who you are, where you have been and what you will be doing in the future". The film 'Minority Report' released in 2002, predicted a future where billboards recognised passers-by via facial recognition, called them by name and delivered customer specific advertisements. The media later noted that the film had identified the future potential of many technologies, long before others had recognised the implications of their wide scale application. Indeed, in 2010 the Guardian published an article entitled ...