Tags: Communication

Trust, and Using You

Steve Woodruff brings us a quick tutorial on how to reset LinkedIn’s new “Social Advertising” setting: Apparently, LinkedIn has recently done us the “favor” of having a default setting whereby our names and photos can be used for third-party advertising. A friend forwarded me this alert (from a friend, from a friend…) this morning. Since […]

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Real Names

Danah Boyd is an insightful researcher. She just wrote a post called “Real Names” Policies Are an Abuse of Power in which she takes Google to task for their changing policies and rather abrupt practice of kicking people off of Google Plus. I agree that being arbitrary is an abuse of power when it affects […]

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iiw12: Portable Context

Joe Andrieu described and discussed with us this idea of why we might wish to organize and later use our search history for other purposes. Here’s part one (about 4 minutes) and part two (30 minutes) of the IIW12 session on Portable Context. This is a fascinating and functional idea on many levels. It’s “reinventing […]

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Mining the new Gold

The Wall Street Journal has been running a fantastic set of articles called What They Know. Today’s (15th in their series) is called TV’s Next Wave: Tuning In to You. This article states that: Data-gathering firms and technology companies are aggressively matching people’s TV-viewing behavior with other personal data—in some cases, prescription-drug records obtained from […]

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Identity as Revealed

In his blog post Identity and The Independent Web, author John Battelle explored the notion of an independent web and a dependent web. He describes: The Dependent Web is dominated by companies that deliver services, content and advertising based on who that service believes you to be: What you see on these sites “depends” on […]

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