WWW2010 : danah boyd

danah boyd is with Microsoft Research New England and a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; she was one of the first people to research social technical networks of teens Privacy and Publicity In The Context of Big Data …continue reading →

TEDxSeattle: Greg Bear On Too Much Information

Using word pictures like "the pig's blood of technology," award-winning science fiction author Greg Bear urged Friday's TEDxSeattle audience to be mindful of our increasingly public and digitally-archived lives. "The web that knows who you are ... do you want it to?" he asked. "All of us are neural nodes" in a massive and "vast social brain." What does it mean to live in a world where finding a moment of private time -- for nefarious or honorable reasons -- becomes nearly impossible?…continue reading →

A Case For TV Ads

I skip ads when I watch television. I don't think of this behavior as "stealing" because I've paid to have those television signals beamed into my home*. I do, sometimes, worry about missing out on shared experiences that help bind people together. Let me give you an example. If I were to say "toy bunny" and "going-and-going" .... and asked you to write another word or phrase related to these two ... what would you write? …continue reading →