Google Glass and privacy

Jan Chipchase blows away the froth around the Google Glass/privacy conversation:  As a product that is both on-your-face and in-your-face, Glass is set to become a lightning rod for a wider discussion around what constitutes acceptable behavior in public and private spaces. The Glass debate has already started, but these are early days; each new…… Continue reading Google Glass and privacy

What do you need to know about online reputation?

Despite having written a book about personal reputation and the web, I haven’t been talking about it a lot recently. This week serendipitously I spoke about managing your own reputation online two days running. Tweets about Andrew Keen’s speech in Berlin Southampton today and an article in the New Statesman have made me think it’s a…… Continue reading What do you need to know about online reputation?

Privacy sells?

This advertising billboard in Clerkenwell stopped me in my tracks (and by tracks I mean the sedate progress of my Boris Bike) on Monday. BlackBerry’s encryption of emails is good enough that it upsets those of an authoritarian, prying-into-your-citizens’-communications-persuasion and now they are making a selling point of it. Privacy gets in the way of…… Continue reading Privacy sells?

For authors: Managing your reputation online: links & resources

I’m writing an article for the Writers & Artists Yearbook about how to manage online reputation. I’ve compiled some of the links I think are useful in a Storify story (below). Let me know if there’s anything you think I should add. Will credit suggestions in the updated Storify story and be linking to it…… Continue reading For authors: Managing your reputation online: links & resources

The ROI of personal networks (especially LinkedIn)

Image: An email from LinkedIn prompting me to tell my network what I’m up to… Yesterday I had a conversation with someone who told me that over the past year that had learned how to use LinkedIn and that they reckoned that they could directly attribute several hundred thousand pounds of profit to it. Not…… Continue reading The ROI of personal networks (especially LinkedIn)

Clinton: No Tweets while I’m talking

“I hope you’re not Tweeting this…” Image (cc) Marcn. Bill Clinton has never been attention-shy, but apparently he isn’t keen on Twitter-based attention, at least not during his speeches. Some commenters on the RWW piece where I heard about this suggest he wants everyone in the room to give him their full attention. From the…… Continue reading Clinton: No Tweets while I’m talking

Whitewalling: Teens create their own Facebook super log-off

Here’s an interesting approach that Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd found a young person using to manage their Facebook privacy and presence: Mikalah uses Facebook but when she goes to log out, she deactivates her Facebook account. She knows that this doesn’t delete the account – that’s the point. She knows that when she logs back…… Continue reading Whitewalling: Teens create their own Facebook super log-off

Educational stalking

Interesting to read of the English teacher who encourages their pupils to cyber-stalk strangers. It’s an excellent, practical lesson for them about just how much information people reveal about themselves online, often without considering the consequences. Clarence Fisher explains his lesson: Wanting to teach the kids in my class about concepts of digital footprint and…… Continue reading Educational stalking

My presentation and a podcast from Community & Marketing 2.0

The recent Community & Marketing 2.0 event in Hamburg presented an opportunity to remix my book and my iCrossing work once again. I’d not visited Hamburg before and this trip was all too brief, but I’m definitely heading back soon, hopefully for a break rather than work. Before setting off I had a Skype conversation…… Continue reading My presentation and a podcast from Community & Marketing 2.0