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.