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 ...

Beyond Bookmarks with Flipboard

In my last post, we explored social bookmarking with Diigo as a way to collect and share Internet resources.  In this post, we're going to take  a step further, and look at "curating" with Flipboard. Curation Let's start with the idea of  curation. “The term curation in the past commonly referred to museum and library professionals. It has since been applied to interaction with social media including compiling digital images, web links and movie files.” (link)  When you curate content, you offer ...

A rewarding time to be a facebook ‘friend’?

Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, while he was attending Harvard University. In one of the biggest ever US stock flotations, the company launched Friday on the Nasdaq Stock Market with a starting price of $42 a share under the symbol “FB.” Mark Zuckerberg remotely rang the morning bell on this Initial Public Offering (IPO) at 9:30 EST from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, essentially becoming billions of dollars wealthier in that moment. No American has company ...