Sharing for Sharing’s Sake

Being in the online safety industry, I read a good bit about new technologies and the reactions to it.

Take, for instance, the reaction of Anne Collier as reported by Larry Magid, to the new photo-sharing app Color, which creates location-based photo sharing networks:

Anne Collier worries that the service could be used by “a bunch of 11-year-olds in various stages of undress, snapping away at a slumber party; or slightly more grown-up people in the late stages of a frat party, experiencing reduced levels of critical thinking.”

What emerges from studying these reactions is a widening gulf between the members of the press who actively cover new technologies and their possibly troublesome applications, and the kids, teens, and adults using them.

As many prominent thought-leaders in technology have observed, privacy is either dead or dying, primarily because of the new abilities and possibilities that technology is offering people. That…

Read the full article at mcafee.com



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