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 […]
Tag Archives: Reputation
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, […]
As more and more people on this networked planet are living life out loud*, public image management is an increasingly useful skill. Some people call it online reputation management, but online is just a “place” where reputations are curated, and among the most skilled curators are thoughtful young social media users thinking about their futures. […]
Hey, kids, if you want to get parents, grandparents, or aunts and uncles on Facebook, now’s a better time than ever. FB now has a privacy primer for people who are signing up for the first time. “We’ve implemented these enhancements as part of our broader effort to integrate more privacy education into the new […]
If Facebook’s newly fashioned user profile, Timeline, says anything, it says that what you post on the social Web is forever (but it does say more – keep reading). In many ways, Timeline is a safety- and privacy-education tool right in your face (on your screen), as you go. Because “Timeline collects and chronicles everything […]
“A Parents’ Guide to Facebook” is a primer to help anyone who works with young social media users, whether new to social networking or experienced Facebook users confused about all its privacy settings.
Pew/Internet research shows we’re getting smarter – and less concerned, actually – about managing reputations online.