Data exhaust trails

Another useful insight from Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think:   A term of art has emerged to describe the digital trail that people leave in their wake: “data exhaust”. it refers to data that is shed as a byproduct of people’s actions and movements in the world.…… Continue reading Data exhaust trails

Love in the time of textual harassment

I met my wife when my internet access was restricted to a 36 kps modem at one computer in my office, next to the fax machine in the secretaries’ room. I bought my first mobile phone after we’d been together for about six months. It would be a year or two before text messaging started…… Continue reading Love in the time of textual harassment

Web shadows: Looking after ourselves online

    I’ve been reading and therefore thinking a fair bit about privacy and personal online reputation. It’s something I’ve touched on in the past and the posts Managing your online reputation will be a core life skill and Online overshare: the personal rep pitfalls have had a small but steady trickle of traffic ever since.  I tend…… Continue reading Web shadows: Looking after ourselves online