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Thinking Outside the Privacy Box

Monday, June 7th, 2010

When it comes to issues of privacy and identity, the Web continues to experience growing pains. People speak of privacy and identity management as if they were separate issues. I believe that managing your personal identity is tantamount to managing your privacy. In effect, what is termed Privacy 2.0 and Identity 2.0 are really one and the same thing. Read more »

Repackaging the Promise of the Social Semantic Web

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

I recently read Robert Scoble’s blog post, Privacy Reboot Needed. He makes a compelling case for the possible benefits accrued to each Web citizen that volunteers to expose their entire activity stream–across their various social networks–for all to see. Read more »

A Flock of Twitters: Decentralized Semantic Microblogging

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

In my last article, Flocking To the Stream, I ended with this thought about the growing issue of social-networking fatigue:

…as the number of streams continue to increase and as the flow rate of each stream picks up, people will grow tired of having to subscribe to, having to join yet-another-stream phenomenon (YASP). Does the Web truly need additional stream providers each with their own data silos? Is there a user-centric solution to this rapidly growing, overflowing-stream issue that puts YASP to rest once and for all?

This article answers these two questions in great detail but the succinct preview version is as follows: Read more »

Privacy in the Facebook Era

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that privacy is no longer a social norm. Is that an actual fact or a engineered fact?

Here’s why I ask. Over the past several years, whenever Facebook has made a change to its privacy policies, it has caused great uproar—not only with civil liberties advocates (as you would expect), but also with Facebook’s user base. Read more »

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