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It's Official: Teens Are Bored With Facebook

It's Official: Teens Are Bored With Facebook | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Facebook even admits it's losing younger users.
Ken Morrison's insight:

This is a misleading headline.  Teens are exploring other programs (Instagram, etc, but they are keeping their Facebook accounts open and active.  They are spending less time on the platform though.  Does this truly hurt Facebook.  They have said that the plan is to transform from a platform to a layer.  I feel this trend is a natural stage for this progression.  

Also, there is a WONDERFUL short video about how much data Facebook is keeping...and how to delete it.  Watch it and consider deleting your history.  It was interesting for me to see my search history since 2008.  It brought back some interesting memories. 

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Min Kim's comment, March 5, 2013 4:13 PM
Thank you for sharing, Prof. Morrison. These days, I have been thinking about Facebook downturn and this gives a good insight about why it is happening. I will re-scoop it.
Ken Morrison's comment, March 5, 2013 11:06 PM
Hi Min.
I introduced Scoop.it to the students today and I thought of you. Good timing! Be sure to watch the great video about privacy at the end of this link
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Chinese Hackers Infiltrate New York Times Computers

Chinese Hackers Infiltrate New York Times Computers | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The timing of the attacks coincided with reporting for an investigation that found that the relatives of China’s prime minister had accumulated a fortune worth several billion dollars through business dealings.
Ken Morrison's insight:

An inside look at how the New York Times got hacked by Chinese hackers

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Internet activist, programmer Aaron Swartz dead at 26

(Reuters) - Internet activist and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped create an early version of the Web feed system RSS and was facing federal criminal charges in a controversial fraud case, has...
Ken Morrison's insight:

This is a very sad day for thee Internet.  This man's work has made me a smarter citizen and a better professor.  I will not be happy if the media tries to demonize him.

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Losing our online rights

How the recent sex scandal of a US General may cost us all when it comes to online privacy.

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Obama: Don't appoint SOPA architect as next Secretary of State | Demand Progress

Obama: Don't appoint SOPA architect as next Secretary of State | Demand Progress | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Congressman Howard Berman was one of the architects and lead backers of SOPA -- and now President Obama is considering making him the next Secretary of State.
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A look back to last November. Wary Of SOPA, Reddit Users Aim To Build A Censorship-Free Internet - Forbes

A look back to last November. Wary Of SOPA, Reddit Users Aim To Build A  Censorship-Free Internet - Forbes | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:
A look back at one year ago.  It will be interesting to see how this project develops.
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Users of the social news and community site Reddit don't like the way the government seems to be muscling in on the Internet. So they plan to build a new one.

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Somebody stole diggo!

Somebody stole diggo! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

The giants social bookmarking site Diggo was hijacked this week.  Scary.  It is back and more secure now. Scary.

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Man booted from airplane for wearing anti-TSA shirt — RT

Man booted from airplane for wearing anti-TSA shirt — RT | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key takeaway:

Disturbing.  Simply Disturbing.  The quote about 'looking foreign" is pathetic if it is true.

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While trying to board a flight out of Buffalo, New York recently, a PhD student at Arizona State found out the hard way that being on a no-fly list isn’t the only way to attract the attention of the TSA — wearing a funny shirt will do the trick, too.

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The Case of the Cyber Criminal | OnGuard Online

The Case of the Cyber Criminal | OnGuard Online | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway.

This government-sponsored game teaches young people about how to protect themselves from online identity thett (as well as theft of information on their gadgets).  It is rough graphics (think Carmen Sandiego) with multiple choice questions imbedded.  

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OtherInBox handles e-mail overload; knows too much?

OtherInBox handles e-mail overload; knows too much? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

PRODUCTIVITY vs. PRIVACY ?

 

OK, this may seem to be a bit off topic.  Yet, in the same way that Facebook is aggregating our online social behaviors and making a killing by selling that information to marketers, Other Inbox (OIB) is aggregating our email behaviors and selling that information to marketers.  

 

The Pros = It adds to my productivity by sorting my email for me before I see it.  I know that you can do this with well-planned-out filters, but I like how these smart folders learn from my behavior and automize updates

 

The Trade-off = Yes, they are going through my email and tayloring ads for me.  This is on the agregate level and the CEO says in this linked interview that he understands that if there is a security breach, this promising business is finished.

 

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Big Brother has your email password and monitors your behavior.  But Big Brother does a GREAT job of cleaning your inbox 'house' while you are busy being productive at other things.  I have used it for about three months and I am very satisfied and not very scared.

 

This will be an interesting business to watch!

Ken

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Joshua Baer, founder of OtherInbox's comment, August 30, 2012 6:03 AM
Hi Ken, thanks for the shout-out to OtherInbox. I'm glad you think the service is worth it and that it's helping to protect your Inbox!
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What Makes Facebook Account to be valued more than $115 Per Users | All InfographicsKen's

What Makes Facebook Account to be valued more than $115 Per Users | All InfographicsKen's | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaways:

-The average user adds seven new friends per month.  

-22% of Facebook friends are from highschool (possibly skewed data if they are including current HS students in the study?)

-Most improtant: Average user has access to 156,569 users within two degrees of separation.

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Do you have a secret?

Do you have a secret? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
What would you do if the government asked you to hand over your computer?
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U.S.A. Used Drones To Monitor US Citizens

U.S.A. Used Drones To Monitor US Citizens | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

How do you feel about the USA using drones to monitor US citizens?  I don't agree with Brossart, but I am concerned that this has not been a bigger news story in the news.  I am aware that I may be a bit out of the loop over here in South Korea, but I would expect this to be a bigger news story.  This episode of On The Media is full of great insight including extreme measures to protect Olympic sponsorships, Syrian rebels appealing to donors through videos online, and a self proclaimed media manipulator tells all.

 

For a quick link to the Drones story, scroll down one the "On The Media" link and click: 

"DOMESTIC DRONES IN NORTH DAKOTA"

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Watch What You Retweet!

Watch What You Retweet! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Lawyers condemn security law after activist indicted for reposting messages from North Korean government.
Ken Morrison's insight:

Watch what you retweet!  In South Korea, it can get you in serious trouble

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California First to Endorse Comprehensive Social Media Privacy Law

California First to Endorse Comprehensive Social Media Privacy Law | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Getty Images Starting Jan. 1, 2013, California will be the first state to enact comprehensive social media privacy legislation, officials say. As he passed the act known as the Social Media Privacy Act on Sept.
Ken Morrison's insight:

It will be interesting to see what will happen with these six states passing laws about privacy in social media sites.

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Hacking Politics: How we beat SOPA and saved the Internet

Hacking Politics: How we beat SOPA and saved the Internet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Last fall and winter millions of Americans came together to protest Internet censorship and defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act. This is their story.
Ken Morrison's insight:

An important group who helped end SOPA at this time last year is releasing a book about the story.  $15 will get you an eBook.  $25 will get you a physical book, and $70 will get you an autographed coopy

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Disruptions: Indiscreet Photos, Glimpsed Then Gone

Disruptions: Indiscreet Photos, Glimpsed Then Gone | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Today I learned that teens are using this texting service where texts and photos dissapear after 10 seconds or less so that nobody can track their ocmmunications.  It is potentially disturbing.

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A free and increasingly popular iPhone app called Snapchat allows a person to take and send a picture and control how long it is visible by the person who receives it, up to 10 seconds. After that, the picture disappears and can't be seen again.

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Mitt Romney Is Losing 847 Facebook Friends Per Hour

Mitt Romney Is Losing 847 Facebook Friends Per Hour | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Soon after Romney conceded the election, his social media followers began dropping quickly. Since 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, users have unliked the Massachusetts Governor at a rate of about 847 an hour.
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Privacy Icons Legal Hackathon

Privacy Icons Legal Hackathon | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

I love this idea of Stanford to help solidify the open internet. They want to crowdsource common privacy policies and connect them to new icons that will be well-known. Then we all know what we are signing up for based on shared ideas of what is cool and what is not cool for being regulated.

 

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Iranians fear censorship in intranet launch

Ken's Key Takeaway

I am concerned that this will cause more polarization and group think.  I am also concerned that other countries may follow.  I am concerned about Electronic Colonialism (media created in US/European/Japan shaping cultures around the world), but cutting off all incoming ideas is not good.

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Citing cybersecurity concerns, the Iranian government is due to launch a national computer network. Critics of the new government policy, however, say it is ...

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Is Facebook sharing your private messages? Not really

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Although this is not as bad of an abuse on trust as I originally thought, I don't agree that Facebook defines a wall post as any incoming wallpost that we like or comment.  So basically, the only way to avoid giving Facebook permission to keep our past public conversations highly visible forever is to ignore incoming wall posts from friends, etc.  Awkward and unneeded. 

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Are your Facebook private inbox messages now visible for all to see?

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Terms of Service; Didn't Read

Terms of Service; Didn't Read | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Many of us do not understand the fancy talk that are in the terms of service that we agree to when creating accounts.  This company will explain them and compare them to spolicies of similar companies This is a great example of someone creating a service tt fill a common need. 

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Nobody wants to read the long Terms of Service many websites have. But it is important to understand what they say – these ratings make it easier.

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Social in Media in Education! It’s Time Has Come : Teacher Reboot Camp

Social in Media in Education! It’s Time Has Come : Teacher Reboot Camp | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Shelly Terrell shares her view on Facebook policy in school.  This is a response to Matt Gomez's post, The power to Kill Innovation.  This teacher/tech leader is having connecting tools taken away from him.  You can read more of his plea at: http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/2360

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How to Be always Secured on Facebook - A to Z Security Guide | All Infographics

How to Be always Secured on Facebook - A to Z Security Guide | All Infographics | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Off course, this will change, but this is a nice starting point of how to be safe on Facebook.....until they change their settings and policies again.

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Hacking exposes digital security problems

Hacking exposes digital security problems | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

8.7 million South Korea mobile phone subscribers had their personal data hacked.

 

Stealing the personal data of KT subscribers in small amounts over a long time, the group was successful in getting up to 10 different types of information from each user.

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