privacy

adults' views on privacy (new PEW report)

by: danah boyd

PEW has a new report out on adults and privacy: Digital Footprints.
It's a solid report on the state of adults' perception of privacy wrt
the internet. Of course, what humors me is that adults are saying one
thing and doing another.

Adults are more likely than teens to have public profiles on SNSs.
60% of adults are not worried about how much information is available

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SNS visibility norms (a response to Scoble)

by: Danah Boyd

A few days ago, I lamented the tech crowd's Facebook fetish. Scoble raised the bar by responding to all of my nitpicks. Now, it's my turn again. Tehehe.

I think that Scoble summed it all up perfectly with this:

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Controlling your public appearance

by: Danah Boyd

In the last month, I've received almost a dozen panicked emails from people who had commented on my blog at one point or another and were horrified to find that their comment was at the top of Google's search for their name.

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Confused by Facebook

by: Danah Boyd

Social network sites have become powerful tools and platforms for all sorts of content and cultural producers. Starting with Friendster, artists leveraged the network capabilities to communicate with their fans. This took on a new level with MySpace, resulting in the explicit creation of artist profiles. Even within the constraints of Facebook, artists built groups and found other ways to collect and communicate with their fans.

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As Google buys Postini, corporate email surveillance grows

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people compare google to perfection

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MySpace + SecondLife / Ponies!1 = BarbieGirls

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The generation that grew up on videogames is blurring lines between real life and games

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PEW data on social network site use

by: danah boyd

PEW has just released the overview of their latest study on teens' usage of social network sites. Most of the data is not surprising, but it sure is interesting. Here are some of the key findings:

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some thoughts on 2007 (advertising, bullying, and mobile)

by: danah boyd

I love the idea of "social network fatigue." I can see the Prozac ad now:

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