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Jessica Murphy

Vigilant Schools or Invasion of Privacy? - 0 views

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    A school district in Delaware recently proposed a rule that would require teachers to unfriend students, a district in Maine is banning all social networking, chat sites, forums, and other sites from state-provided laptops, and now the New York City Department of Education will now monitor teachers' interactions with students on professional social networking services. Teachers were warned not to expect any privacy and that administrators and officials should have access to the professional accounts. This makes me wonder if now workplaces and universities will require employees to loosen their privacy settings on their accounts.
Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang

Maryland To Ban Employers From Asking For Facebook, Twitter Passwords - 0 views

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    Lawmakers are finally putting a stop to this practice. Since we broached the topic of rhetorical strategies in making arguments in class, the argument one law expert makes is interesting: ""It lays down boundaries on what you can and can't do. It takes a gray area and makes a bright line ... The bill is a win for employees who want to protect their data security and their personal content passwords. But it's also a win for employers. ... Employers don't want to have access to this content. With access comes responsibility."
Bonnie Thibodeau

Facebook buys Instagram ...but for what? - CBS News - 2 views

  • "why." What does Facebook gain from buying Instagram?
  • Facebook doesn't need users
  • it's in the business of figuring out how to make money off those users. So far, Instagram represents more users, but not any more revenue
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    Why? Good question. $1 billion seems like a big chunk of change to shell out when there isn't an obvious indicator that there will be a turn of profit.
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    Have you seen the Daily Show bit on this? Hilarious! Does seem rather odd, but I have faith that almighty Facebook has some sort of plan...maybe.
Rachel Henderson

Woman Reportedly Burns Down House After Facebook Un-Friending | NewsFeed | TIME.com - 0 views

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    Careful who you de-friend! I was interested in any news around the changing of language based on our use of technology - things like using "Google" or "Wiki" as verbs, for example - and thought of "friending." When I Googled this and looked at News, there were several stories to this effect!
Rachel Henderson

Friending Your Professor: Social Networking in the Classroom | Daily Gazette - 0 views

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    While sites like Facebook and Google seem to be taking over the world, it would be nice to be able to eliminate some of the sites we all are constantly having to check or update or interact on or remember logins and passwords for! Just think: no more Blackboard, you're already on Facebook all the time-why not post for class while you're there? :-)
Eric Wardell

Get Started with My IGN - Online Gamer Community - IGN - 0 views

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    This is the social networking homepage of a online gaming website, IGN. I wanted to share this because it seems to overtly combine the gaming and social elements of social media. It also, similar to the AXE site, allows users to follow certain products and claim an identity based on what products the user owns in comparison to other members of the community.

    Within the site itself members have some level of gaining badges and competing by listing and comparing their games and interacting with each other. Also, on the level of competition, there are prizes available for different interactions on this site which further invokes the sense of gaming and competition.
Eric Wardell

http://www.cs.virginia.edu/felt/privacybyproxy.pdf - 0 views

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    I thought parts of this article were interesting and relevant to the reading we're doing. O'Reilly discussed privacy to some extent in this first half, but, I thought it might be interesting to look at some policy about privacy protection more deeply.
Bonnie Thibodeau

New Ways To Think About Online Privacy : All Tech Considered : NPR - 0 views

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    This article touches on a lot of the topics that keep surfacing in our classroom discussions about narcissism and how we use social media to communicate with others and share our own identities. It also expresses some of the concerns that I am often torn about; how much privacy can we have if we are going to use this technology, and why aren't we more aware of it.
Rachel Henderson

Twitter Is All in Good Fun, Until It Isn't - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Twitter etiquette - knowing when to be personal and when to be professional - or recognizing the lack of a line between the two.
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