Call it a rant, I call it a blog “posting”. Lately, I have become acutely aware that there exists a major hurdle to digital project success (specifically digital asset management) that we who work in institutions need to be aware of. I recently had a colleague return from an Archives Conference abroad that focused on Digital Asset Management and to put it lightly her mind was blown. She’s not an archivist, she’s not a digital asset manager, but she is an administrative assistant in a cultural institution. Her reactions to what she learned further confirmed some of my own feelings I had after recently speaking at both a Digital Asset Management conference and an Archives conference. Which is that, technology has changed our work environments and roles more than most people are aware. It is no longer acceptable to operate in a silo and remain unaware of how other professions… Read More »
This is part of my ongoing series in social media privacy, please read the exciting introduction here. 1. Introduction 2. Foursquare 3. Facebook updated 5/6/2010 4. Twitter – coming soon. Foursquare Let me start by saying since this application relates to my personal, physical location, I am a bit more careful about who I share that information with. First, I only friend people I actually know, so letting them see my phone number and email is both helpful and beneficial. Second, I do check the “see the links to my Twitter and Facebook”. However, I only have my twitter feed linked as that’s something the “people” can see (not just the friends I specify). I keep my Twitter as anoynomus as practical, but my Facebook account has everything about me. If I want to keep some information private on Foursquare it would do me no service to instead just give… Read More »
1. Introduction 2. Foursquare 3. Facebook updated 5/6/2010 4. Twitter – coming soon. Keeping your life private, while still enjoying the benefits of social media, is a delicate balance. You don’t want to say too much and “over share” or say too little and not get the benefits of the application. However, very few people really understand how to control their online presence. There has been lots of discussion about how to control/privatize your online presence (here, here and even here). Security Education: Regardless of all the information available out there in the blogosphere, I still end up educating my friends and family about privacy whenever the subject comes up. Remember, people like us read those blogs not people like them. They are sometimes blissfully unaware of the volume of information available online about them, how easy it is to get at it, and the consequences. Haven’t you ever Googled… Read More »
Metadata and Taxonomies are my thing. I spend an awful lot of time drinking coffee and having existential dilemmas on how to categorize what the hell I do for a living.