This is the chilling side of the digital footprint (something that everybody has) – chilling because the takeaway seems to be that nobody can make a mistake anymore. Web sites with names like BustedMugshots and JustMugshots claim they’re doing society a favor by publishing photos that document arrests (not convictions) en masse. And when prospective […]
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This is a perennial question, but it’s good that it keeps coming up. In Disney’s Babble.com, parenting blogger Katie (last name wisely not provided for her son’s privacy), again asks when a child’s right to privacy kicks in and whether parents are violating that right by sharing photos in social media. “I believe that yes, […]
High school students are displaying serious online spin control skills in their college quests. It’s more like “public image management” than the reputation management so often referred to in online-safety discussions. In an interview for ReadWriteWeb.com, a high school teacher in Reno, Nev., called it “admissions jiu jitsu,” referring to his students’ workarounds for college […]
We’ve just had the first election in which politicians have had to confront social-Web skeletons in their closets. Is it going to get worse or better?
It’s now so common for parents to share baby photos online, but do we think about them as part of our kids’ digital dossiers?
Pew/Internet research shows we’re getting smarter – and less concerned, actually – about managing reputations online.
The other day I was talking to a psychologist who described a time when he was driving into a busy 4-way intersection on a highway frontage road – one of the craziest intersections I’ve ever heard described. He came to a stop, he said, and suddenly found he just couldn’t take his foot off the […]