Archive for February, 2012

I Shared What (the blog)

The blog at I Shared What?!? has ceased updating (for now) but the posts are still around. Since I authored many of the posts there, I’ve copied those posts to this blog for reference. Other posts were written or co-written by Joe Andrieu (the man behind I Shared What?!? and Show Me First–an app for […]

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The Facebook Empire

This article was originally posted at the I Shared What?!? blog on 9 March 2011. Noting Facebook’s continued and expanded efforts to “drive external content in, own that content per its user guidelines, and continue exploiting users’ data,” Geoff Livingston has taken a stand: The Facebook Empire Ends Here. In a move that could be […]

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A Data Use Policy

This article was originally posted at the I Shared What?!? blog on 28 February 2011. Facebook’s “privacy policy,” criticized as being “5830 words of legalese,” is being re-imagined as a data use policy. True to form, privacy is a misnomer in describing the data use by Facebook. In an article called Facebook Proposes ‘Data Use’ Policy […]

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Internet Driver’s License?!?

This article was originally posted at the I Shared What?!? blog on 7 January 2011. Calling for an “Internet driver’s license” is a bit of a stretch, for now. Technology Review has an article, Facebook Wants to Supply Your Internet Driver’s License, that explores this possibility: Facebook’s identity system might very well supply something that […]

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On Being Popular

This article was originally posted at the I Shared What?!? blog on 2 January 2011. So what if “Facebook youth are an angry, foul-mouthed, selfish bunch,” or that “we Facebook users–at least the U.S. English speakers, anyway–start the day in a good mood, but as the day goes on and the coffee wears off we […]

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