Tweet into meaning

Sociologist Erving Goffmanll said that all of life is performance, and Peggy Orenstein in the NYTimes says that Twitter is a new stage. Jeff Jarvis is getting ready to write a book about “abundant publicness” and some of the thoughts and quotes from the linked post are thought provoking. “Once-abundant privacy is now scarce. Once-scarce […]

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danah boyd On Facebook, Class, Privacy, and Public-ness

danah boyd: “Facebook’s move ain’t about changes in privacy norms” Public-ness has always been a privilege. For a long time, only a few chosen few got to be public figures. Now we’ve changed the equation and anyone can theoretically be public, can theoretically be seen by millions. So it mustn’t be a privilege anymore, eh? […]

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Living in the public – not there yet

Jeff Jarvis: The perils of publicness: There’s an old social norm at work here that is, I think, an extension of old media, which says: You put yourself out there, so you put yourself at risk for getting attacked. This implies it is almost your fault for getting attacked. This is a basis of the […]

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Social Software Links: Activism and Privacy Edition

Penny Arcade! posted a comic that summarizes what many think of online anonymity and the Internet: John Gabriel’s Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory: Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = Total Fuckwad. Up until the past few weeks, I would have agreed. But now I am starting to adopt a more nuanced view. I don’t want […]

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