: Visibility of Practices through Social Media" danah boyd Supernova and Le Web Supernova: San Francisco, CA on 1 December 2009 Le Web: Paris, France on 10 December 2009 [This is a rough unedited crib of the actual talk] [French version] Citation: boyd, danah. 2009. Today's talk is about visibility, about the power of what you can see and whether or not you are looking. Login to Twitter. They speak about things that matter to you, either because you know them personally or because you like the way they think.
Your sense of what people do with social media is highly dependent on what you consume, how you consume it, and why you're there in the first place. What social media does is allow us to look in on these people's lives. I have a funny habit. Why on earth do I do this? These same features that give me - and you - the ability to move beyond our personal worlds also introduce new complications. 1. 2. Halfway down, he found a personality quiz. 3. WhyForgotten Facebook Twitter apps. 22 December '09, 11:12pm Follow How many apps have you connected to your Facebook and Twitter accounts over the years?
It may be may more that you think – and they could have the potential to be real trouble. Just think of all those fun little Facebook apps you signed up for, tried once and then forgot about. They’re all still sat there, with access to your account and personal details. CocaColaZero FacialProfiler. The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.
Facebook’s New Privacy Push Concerns Experts. That didn’t take long.
Just 24 hours after Facebook began rolling out a privacy announcement and settings tool to its more than 350 million users, a number of privacy experts and security firms are already out with statements advising against using the social network’s new recommended settings, which encourage users to share more data with “everyone.” The issue, as we highlighted yesterday, is that while Facebook is spinning the changes as “setting a new standard in user control,” another goal is clearly getting users to share more information publicly, which makes its search partnerships with Google and Bing all the more valuable.
And security experts are seeing right through it. Experts Weigh In Here’s what the ACLU of Northern California said in the comments of our post yesterday: Facebook Privacy Fiasco Begins. Today Facebook finally started to roll out a new set of privacy controls.
These tools, many months in the making, are designed to help simplify the site’s notoriously confusing privacy options. But alongside them Facebook is also rolling out a “Transition Tool” that promotes Everyone updates as the new default. In other words, Facebook is giving up its reputation as a ‘private’ social network — where the default is to restrict access to everything that is shared — in favor of something that can challenge Twitter head on. And, as I wrote last July, it may well be a disaster in the making. Facebook is spinning the news as a win for users.
For those who haven’t been following the six month buildup to today’s announcement: last June, Facebook rolled out a new feature called the Everyone update. Facebook app privacy: It's complicated. Earlier this week I wrote a post about how I didn't like that I couldn't alter the Facebook Connect privacy settings for updates from Foursquare, an iPhone app that shares my location through a GPS-enabled city directory .
It didn't make sense to me that Facebook Connect information was automatically visible to anyone who had access to posts on my "wall," whereas privacy settings on a third-party app embedded directly on my profile were much more fine-tuned, allowing me to restrict them to specific subsets of friends. I've been e-mailing back and forth with Facebook, and I've gotten some clarification on how the process works. Rogue Marketers Can Mine Your Info on Facebook. Got an e-mail list of customers or readers and want to know more about each — such as their full name, friends, gender, age, interests, location, job and education level?
Facebook has just the free feature you’re looking for, thanks to its recent privacy changes. The hack, first publicized by blogger Max Klein, repurposes a Facebook feature that lets people find their friends on Facebook by scanning through e-mail addresses in their contact list. But as Klein points out, a marketer could take a list of 1,000 e-mail addresses, either legally or illegally collected — and upload those through a dummy account — which then lets the user see all the profiles created using those addresses. Given Facebook’s ubiquity and most people’s reliance on a single e-mail address, the harvest could be quite rich. Anyone with your e-mail address can harvest that information, the company admits. “We’ve developed several systems to detect and block malicious use of the Friend Finder,” Noyes said. My6sense.