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TakenOutOfContext.pdf (Objet application/pdf) This month, the US chain Walmart bought the startup Social Calendar, one of the most popular calendar apps on Facebook, which lets users record special events, birthdays and anniversaries.

More than 15 million registered users have posted over 110m personal notifications, and users receive email reminders totalling over 10m a month. Whether the digital era improves society is up to its users – that's us. Most technology designers engage in their trade to make the world a better place.

Whether the digital era improves society is up to its users – that's us

Technologists love to celebrate the amazing things that people can do with technology – bridge geography, connect communities and transform societies. Meanwhile, plenty of naysayers bemoan the changes brought on by technology, highlighting issues of distraction and attention for example. Unfortunately, this results in a battle between those with utopian and dystopian viewpoints, over who can have a more extreme perspective on technology. The Power of Fear in Networked Publics. #SXSW : comment la peur gouverne les médias sociaux. The Social Media Reader (9780814764060): Michael Mandiberg. DIGITAL YOUTH RESEARCH.

Social network sites, online games, video-sharing sites, and gadgets such as iPods and mobile phones are now fixtures of youth culture.


They have so permeated young lives that it is hard to believe that less than a decade ago these technologies barely existed. Today’s youth may be coming of age and struggling for autonomy and identity as did their predecessors, but they are doing so amid new worlds for communication, friendship, play, and self-expression. We include here the findings of three years of research on kids' informal learning with digital media. The two page summary incorporates a short, accessible version of our findings.

Teenagers Sharing Passwords as Show of Affection. How Parents Normalized Teen Password Sharing. In 2005, I started asking teenagers about their password habits.

How Parents Normalized Teen Password Sharing

My original set of questions focused on teens’ attitudes about giving their password to their parents, but I quickly became enamored with teens’ stories of sharing passwords with friends and significant others. So I was ecstatic when Pew Internet & American Life Project decided to survey teens about their password sharing habits. Pew found that one third of online 12-17 year olds share their password with a friend or significant other and that almost half of those 14-17 do. I love when data gets reinforced. Last week, Matt Richtel at the New York Times did a fantastic job of covering one aspect of why teens share passwords: as a show of affection. Meixing, 17, TN: It made me feel safer just because someone was there to help me out and stuff.

La vie secrète des adolescents dans les réseaux sociaux. Yann Leroux revient sur un texte de danah boyd et Alice Marwick, où elles y expliquent que les jeunes sont soucieux de leur vie privée, contrairement à ce que les adultes pensent.

La vie secrète des adolescents dans les réseaux sociaux

Google Plus, la dictature des vrais noms. En obligeant les membres de son réseau social à utiliser leurs vrais noms, Google a commis une grave erreur, analysée ici par danah boyd.

Google Plus, la dictature des vrais noms

Les liens de cet article sont en anglais. Pseudo ou vrai nom ? De l'impact des normes sociales sur les réseaux sociaux. Vie privée : le point de vue des “petits cons” Nombreux sont ceux qui pensent que les jeunes internautes ont perdu toute notion de vie privée.

Vie privée : le point de vue des “petits cons”

Impudiques, voire exhibitionnistes, ils ne feraient plus la différence entre vie publique et vie privée. Save Scholarly Ideas, Not the Publishing Industry (a rant) The scholarly publishing industry used to offer a service.

Save Scholarly Ideas, Not the Publishing Industry (a rant)

It used to be about making sure that knowledge was shared as broadly as possible to those who would find it valuable using the available means of distribution: packaged paper objects shipped through mail to libraries and individuals. It made a profit off of serving an audience. These days, the scholarly publishing industry operates as a gatekeeper, driven more by profits than by the desire to share information as widely as possible. It stopped innovating and started resting on its laurels. Typologie des superflu(x). Et autres considerations ... This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business. The Evolution from Private to Public: Is There Privacy in the Digital Age? Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

The Evolution from Private to Public: Is There Privacy in the Digital Age?

Cost: Free Sponsored by: O'Reilly authors, Terence Craig & Mary Ludloff, "Privacy and Big Data" Moderator: Natalie Fonseca, Co-Founder and Executive Producer, Privacy Identity Innovation It is safe to say that the digital age has fundamentally changed all our lives. Certainly, it has given us the ability to share more information with more people (and more companies) than ever before. The evolution of the public (versus private) persona.The upsides and downsides of living a more transparent life.What our expectation of privacy should be in the digital age and what responsibilities companies have to protect personal information.

Danah Boyd: Why Parents Help Tweens Violate Facebook's 13+ Rule. "At what age should I let my child join Facebook?

Danah Boyd: Why Parents Help Tweens Violate Facebook's 13+ Rule

" This is a question that countless parents have asked my collaborators and me. Often, it's followed by the following: "I know that 13 is the minimum age to join Facebook, but is it really so bad that my 12-year-old is on the site? " While parents are struggling to determine what social media sites are appropriate for their children, government tries to help parents by regulating what data internet companies can collect about children without parental permission. Yet, as has been the case for the last decade, this often backfires. Danah boyd : Ce qu’implique de vivre dans un monde de flux. A la Web 2.0 Expo qui se tenait mi-novembre à New York, la sociologue danah boyd a, comme à son habitude, fait une brillante présentation sur les conséquences qu’il y a à vivre dans un monde de flux, notamment en commençant à en dresser la liste des limites. Danah boyd on Teen Privacy Strategies in Networked Publics. Privacy in an Era of Social Media.