Gangster social

From Wired, we learn about how gang members in Chicago are using social networks as part of their methods of intimidation, organisation and self-aggrandisement, with seemingly little regard for the public nature of these spaces. We naturally associate criminal activity with secrecy, with conspiracies hatched in alleyways or back rooms. Today, though, foolish as it…… Continue reading Gangster social

Uncertainty (and the certainty of Wikileaks coming to your organisation soon)

The introduction to a blog post by Charlie Beckett about the US State Department’s dilemmas and dealings with the Wikileaks affair more or less articulates something I’ve been mulling recently: how can organisations respond to some of the more extreme effects of the web: Authority hates uncertainty. Big business and government feel safest when life…… Continue reading Uncertainty (and the certainty of Wikileaks coming to your organisation soon)