Revisiting “front page of the newspaper” wisdom

I’ve been preparing for my presentation at the Advertising and Marketing Law Conference on 15 October and reading through some materials I’ll probably reference in my slides. One paragraph just stood out for me in Anil Dash’s article “What is Public?“: The conventional wisdom is “Don’t publish anything on social media that you wouldn’t want toContinue reading “Revisiting “front page of the newspaper” wisdom”

Privacy is contextual and social, less legal and technical

Privacy is more than a couple settings and a consent checkbox on a form somewhere. Privacy and publicity seem to be pretty straightforward concepts and, legally, they are treated fairly superficially and defined mechanically. A result of that is a similarly superficial treatment in conversations about privacy and publicity in social and commercial engagements whichContinue reading “Privacy is contextual and social, less legal and technical”

Changing privacy norms

In many respects, privacy and the social Web or antithetical notions. The social web, is by definition, requires degrees of publicity while conventional notions about privacy encourage secrecy. One of the fundamental shifts in privacy, as a concept, is what it has come to mean on the social Web. Many people, when they think aboutContinue reading “Changing privacy norms”

Smarter sharing choices and your online reputation

When people think about online reputation management they frequently think about expression on social services like Twitter and Facebook. Equally important is the link between online sharing and reputation. Microsoft published a report last month titled “Online Reputation Management Is a Two-Way Street” which considered the impact public sharing has on reputation. The report hasContinue reading “Smarter sharing choices and your online reputation”