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4ème histoire #ET8 : Maud et une première disparition

4ème histoire #ET8 : Maud et une première disparition | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it

Cinquième article/quatrième histoire dans la série d'articles sur ma présentation "Identités numériques et physiques", lors des 8èmes Rencontres Nationales d'Etourisme Institutionnel, en octobre 2012 à Pau. 

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Cet article aborde la question de la confiance et la réciprocité dans le contrat social qu'est Facebook : "qu'est-ce que tu feras de moi quand tu quittes ton travail et donc ton compte perso pro, Maud ?"

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La société en mouvement « 2.0 » : quels enjeux, quelles opportunités, quel avenir ?
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Les nouvelles technos ne détruisent pas le cerveau, elles s’y adaptent ! « InternetActu.net

InternetActu.net est un site d'actualité consacré aux enjeux de l'internet, aux usages innovants qu'il permet et aux recherches qui en découlent.
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Quel bonheur, cet article ! Juste une citation :

 

"Pour Sebastian Dieguez, ce qu’il faut retenir de ces démonstrations, c’est que nous devons laisser la nature nous inspirer. Qu’il faut puiser dans nos compétences cognitives spécifiques et exploiter les failles de notre cerveau. Notre créativité ne repose pas sur le libre arbitre ou l’aléatoire, mais sur les biais, préjugés et habitudes de notre cerveau. Ce sont elles qu’il faut exploiter !

Un discours très relativiste, qui remet en perspective bien des craintes que génèrent les nouvelles technologies et qui permet encore au neuroscientifique de pointer du doigt que la vitesse, l’accélération, l’infobésité dont nous sommes censés être les victimes ne se construisent pas contre nous, mais s’adaptent à nos capacités. “Si quelque chose est trop rapide pour nous, nous ne l’adopterons pas. Nous ne sommes pas submergés, nous savons très bien ignorer ce qui ne nous intéresse pas.”"

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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, March 1, 2013 2:25 AM

article à rapprocher du super bouquin "Les Neurones de la lecture" du neuropsychologue Stanislas Dehaene : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Neurones_de_la_lecture

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Merci Le Page Gilles !
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The Oversharing Economy

The Oversharing Economy | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Airbnb, Sidecar and their brethren give me the creeps. Just because you're sharing a service, do you have to get so...close?
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Excellent tale of the unwritten rules of equilibrium: between intimacy and boundaries, sharing economy actors have to learn to balance. Forget oversharing, since it will harm the sharing.

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"Yet what I appreciated most about HA was her ability to leave me alone. She never waited for me to come home, she never hovered, she never overshared. Let it be known: Hippie Abuela is a master of the sharing economy. She managed to cajole someone with mid-century reservations about mingling commerce and intimacy into something kind of like…. friendship."

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Shared City — Life Learning — Medium

Shared City — Life Learning — Medium | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Imagine if you could build a city that is shared.

Where people become micro-entrepreneurs,

and local mom and pops flourish once again.
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Your input on Airbnb's "shared city" initiative: spin, authenticity or a real proposition?

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Uber's Algorithmic Monopoly: “We are not setting the price. The market is setting the price. We have algorithms to determine what that market is.”

Uber's Algorithmic Monopoly: “We are not setting the price. The market is setting the price. We have algorithms to determine what that market is.” | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
That’s a remarkable quote from the CEO of Uber.
Uber of course is a cab service that lets you order a cab from your smartphone via an App. It’s really neat, you get to watch the cab approach on a map,...
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Interesting article about the downsides of the sharing economy... well, it looks like real "sharing" is a far away goal :-(. Read the article. Excerpt.

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"Right now Uber is wringing a lot of inefficiency out of the taxi industry. But eventually it will have so much power that it will introduce problems of its own."

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Design thinking for designing and delivering services

Workshop delivered for LeanUXNYC 2014. New iteration of slides.

Via Julie Tardy
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Belle présentation sur les principes du design thinking, appliqué sur une bibliothèque : quels services pour l'avenir, quels enjeux, quelles perspectives ?

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L’entreprise, version « nomade »

L’entreprise, version « nomade » | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Les salariés doivent pouvoir choisir leur lieu et leurs horaires de travail, estiment les étudiants d’aujourd’hui. Et les experts leur donnent raison. Grâce aux technologies numériques, cette révolution est en marche.
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"« Les entreprises doivent anticiper, accompagner ces bouleversements si elles veulent éviter que ne surgissent des places Tahrir dans les entreprises », prévient Daniel Kaplan, délégué général de la Fondation pour l’Internet nouvelle génération (FING). "

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Augmenter notre intelligence émotionnelle

Augmenter notre intelligence émotionnelle | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Augmenter notre intelligence émotionnelle
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Quand la technologie nous aide à lire les émotions des autres, à mesurer les espaces sociaux entre les gens mais n'impose pas encore des règles communes... A lire. Extrait.

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"L'informatique émotionnelle s'apprête à augmenter notre cognition d'une manière qui défie ses limites actuelles en nous donnant une vision de nous-mêmes et des autres dont nous ne disposions pas. Saurons-nous établir des règles d'usages avant qu'elle se répande ? Quand on observe la rareté des règles existantes sur le stockage et l'exploitation des données, comme le soulignait Simson Garfinkel, il n'est pas sûr qu'on arrive à définir des limites à une technologie dont le potentiel paraît dès à présent radicalement transformateur."

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Open Data, Data Protection, and Group Privacy - Springer

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Interesting article by Luciano Floridi on SpringerLink, on data protection for groups, and not only for individuals. Read the article. Excerpt.

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"As I have argued elsewhere (Floridi 2013) our current ethical approach is too anthropocentric (only natural persons count) and atomistic (only the single individual count). We need to be more inclusive because we are underestimating the risks involved in opening anonymised personal data to public use, in cases in which groups of people may still be easily identified and targeted. Such inclusiveness should not be too hard to achieve. After all, we already accept as ordinary the fact that groups as agents may infringe on someone’s privacy.

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There are very few Moby-Dicks. Most of us are sardines. The individual sardine may believe that the encircling net is trying to catch it. It is not. It is trying to catch the whole shoal. It is therefore the shoal that needs to be protected, if the sardine is to be saved. An ethics addressing each of us as if we were all special Moby-Dicks may be flattering and it is not mistaken, but needs to be upgraded urgently. Sometimes the only way to protect the individual is to protect the group to which the individual belongs. Preferably before any disaster happens."

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The Real Victims of Journal Paywalls » Cyborgology

The Real Victims of Journal Paywalls » Cyborgology | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
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I recently posted an article on an ongoing debate of why scientific writing is so unreadable and will add another piece of information I found online: Jenny Davis' article on free access to scientific material. 

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I actually am in one of the positions mentionedin the article: I consider myself an independent, non-trained (autodidact) professionnel, teaching classins outside University and sometimes a few hours at University.

I spend about 2 000 € per year on the purchase of books, to constitute a library around my subjects, and am not eager to add quite high costs on academic journals and libraries to that amount. Add to this the quite expensive books in some 'niche' sujects, like anthropology/tourism studies, and yes, I feel frustrated. MOOCS and other online training courses, give you access to scientific approaches, studying online (blogs, articles, debates) can do some of the rest - the missing part of journals becomes more and more evident when you advance in your research.

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With the changes in formal training programs and education ideology, brought about by technology and changing ideas about access to information and training opportunities, access to these resources is going to be an important part for disclosure without constraint. The scientific community will probably discover more and more professionals capable of adding insights and analysis to their practices.

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Pourquoi mon peignoir connecté peut-il me rendre meilleur chaque matin ? | Le Cercle Les Echos

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The article describes the - supposed - influence of a connected object, the peignoir, to enhance everyday life: it describes how the connected peignoir, not only a connected object but also a learning object, changes the habits and helps the user through its actual use of the object, to adjust his habits to its imperatives. An exemple of how human - technologie interactivity will probably shape our actual lives a few years on. 

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Interesting article: from the use of the central notion "better [person]" to the integration of technology in everyday life. As for the first notion, the use of the word "better" (meilleur) in relation to the person : how can an object, connected as it is, make somebody "a better person"? What is a "better person"? What is the opposite of "the better person"?

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The concept of connected items is in the center of attention of researchers, philosophers and sociologists, as well as journalists. The exemple of the connected peignoir is a nice exemple of how technology is supposed to augment our physical lifes. The main question is: how normative is the "embetterment", how effective we want to become and at what cost?

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This type of technology being mostly in the hands of and used by early adopters, its testing takes place on a real life scale, and research is probably using clinical investigation as well as real life observations.

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The outcome may well not be the "better person", and the technology here invoked may probably serve completely other purposes a couple of years from now, but the real life testing of the early adopters and the observations noted in the online press as well as in scientific journals is highly exciting!

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A Brief Primer on Human Social Networks, or How to Keep $16 Billion In Your Pocket

A Brief Primer on Human Social Networks, or How to Keep $16 Billion In Your Pocket | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
1. Listen to social scientists. 2. Don’t reinvent sociology 101. 3. … 4. Keep $16 billion in your pocket
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Interesting introduction to the basics of Social Sciences. I am not sure though, whether I share the conclusion : I bet that Facebook thought "hé, people are interacting on different levels, let's get that app". Not in the least because of the fact that WhatsApp doesn't guarantee privacy settings outside the US and collects extensive information about all your contacts, even those who are NOT on WhatsApp. Might have been a bright move, but time will tell.

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"What this person is getting at is that our communication needs change depending on the type of tie. An engagement or a new baby may well be best announced to a large group of weaker ties, whereas most day-to-day conversation is carried out with our smaller, primary social networks. (Yep, Facebook newsfeed versus WhatsApp). This is not an either/or statement. Both types of conversations and interactions are primal, important and central to human social interaction."

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Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice | MichaelZimmer.org

Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice | MichaelZimmer.org | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it

This 

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Not recent, but it seems an interesting book, on an ever important subject: the relationship between design, practice and ethics. 

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"Approaches to design recognise design as a practice that can transform human experience and understanding, expanding its role beyond stylistic enhancement. The traditional roles of design, designer and designed object are therefore redefined through new understanding of the relationship between the material and immaterial aspects of design where the design product and the design process are embodiments of ideas, values and beliefs."

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18. Webstock 2014 Talk Notes and References - postarchitectural

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I discovered this extremely talented guy, called Sha through his blog. A must read. And don't forget to visit his gallery and his Pinterest boards :-). Excerpt of just one article.

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"I prepared for this talk by collecting links, notes, and references in a flat text file, like I did for Eyeo and Visualized. These references are vaguely sorted into the structure of the talk. Roughly, I tried to talk about the future happening all around us, the startup ecosystem and the pressures for growth that got us there, and the dangerous sides of it both at an individual and a corporate level. I ended by talking about ways for us as a community to intervene in these systems of growth. 

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Cab Drivers, Uber, And The Costs Of Racism | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture

Cab Drivers, Uber, And The Costs Of Racism | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
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Uber as an anti-racist, but expensive service... ? Read the experiences of some. In this "the times they are a changin' " period, nothing seems to have changed. #missedopportunities

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"I shouldn’t have to pay for premium service to get a racism-free ride experience–yet that is often the choice that I am faced with. All my years of being carless taught me that this type of racism, like street harassment, is often part of the landscape when you rely on mass transit options to get around. And yet, there isn’t much of a choice here. Uber is simply not affordable for anything but the occasional trip."

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"I use Uber. I'm black. Lets just say I've had my share of trying to wave cabs down and not have them stop, while they stop for someone white further down the street. It doesn't matter how I am dressed. And I only use cabs a few times a year."

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This Week in the Sharing Economy: The Move to Professionalism

This Week in the Sharing Economy: The Move to Professionalism | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
This week, the demands of growth and venture capitalism drive leading sharing economy companies ever further from actual sharing.
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Reading more of Tom Slee's postings, and continuously intrigued. I suppose that moving into venture capital will allow for new players to occupy the periphery... if users (travelers and hosts) will get unsatisfied with the airbnb policy. 

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On the other hand, professionalization is a unavoidable way, the same way you cannot block evolution in your own homes (things get better and you will not be able to stop it). 

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Interesting for the hospitality industry: "The other big announcement came from Airbnb, at a press conference at their very fancy headquarters. In addition to announcing new versions of their mobile apps, CEO Brian Chesky stepped away from his “our hosts are regular people” line to tell them ”You’re in the business of hospitality”. " 

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And an interesting comment of Tom himself: "hanks for the comment. To my mind, this movement needs to (1) give up the venture capital drug, and (2) move away from seeing itself as a technology movement. Technology has a role to play in solving social problems, but not when its proponents see it as the central and defining feature of the movement."

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No True Airbnb Host...

No True Airbnb Host... | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
As Airbnb and New York head to the courts, Airbnb's arguments have become increasingly vague and bordering on cynical.
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Reading Tom Slee (@whimsley) is an experience, that I recommend to all of you who read English. Read his decomposition of the airbnb vs. the State of New York case. 

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I fear I have to admit the fact that the arguments of sharing economy have become thinner and thinner ("spin") in recent times. Then again: I am a Airbnb host and traveler myself, and I love both activities. So the central question becomes: how to keep the essential (added value) without losing the values, mission and sustainable objectives? 

Perhaps it is not Airbnb that is going to answer to this request. Who's next?

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"Airbnb’s evocative but meaningless cheap talk (for more, see their Shared Cities initiative) is cynical. I fear that, instead of promoting any realistic idea of sharing, Airbnb will pollute the whole idea as a consequence of the high-return venture capital model it has pursued."

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Russian social network founder fired

Russian social network founder fired | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it

Internet

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Internet et la démocratie... le dernier mot n'est pas dit. Dernière acte en date : la récupération du site VKontakte par des proches de Poutin en Russie. 

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A major step forward in Paris and France — Une avancée majeure en France - The Airbnb Public Policy Blog

English | Français  Earlier today, the President of France signed into law “Bill ALUR”—new national housing legislation. This new law is great news for the Airbnb community in France, and a great example for other jurisdictions around the world. The law clarifies that wherever you live in France, you can rent out the home in which …
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En effet, le gouvernement semble prendre la mesure de l'impact de l'économie de partage avec cette nouvelle loi. 

L'article cite trois autres exemples de validation des démarches d'AirBnB, notamment à Amsterdam :

  • Le Conseil Municipal d’Amsterdam vient de valider une nouvelle législation dans le sens du partage de sa résidence principale pour faire d’Amsterdam une ville pionnière de l’économie collaborative"

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Government Snooping Is Bad for Business | MIT Technology Review

Government Snooping Is Bad for Business | MIT Technology Review | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Can we trust an Internet that’s become a weapon of governments?
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Excellent article about the implosion risk of the Internet into several national networks.***Via @breizh2008
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L’entreprise à l’épreuve de l’économie collaborative | Le Cercle Les Echos

L’entreprise à l’épreuve de l’économie collaborative | Le Cercle Les Echos | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
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Contribution à la collection sur l'économie participative sur ce scoop.it, avec une analyse intéressante. A lire. Extrait.

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"L'économie du partage est aussi porteuse d'un message plus général pour les entreprises. Comme l’a décrit Joseph Schumpeter, l’innovation est un mouvement de destruction créatrice. L’économie collaborative n’échappe pas à la règle : elle offre une formidable source d’opportunités pour reconfigurer les relations entre les membres d’un écosystème, construire de nouvelles solutions et entrer dans de nouveaux marchés avec peu d’investissement. Mais ces solutions sont aussi porteuses de destruction pour les organisations qui se sont construites sur des modèles moins ouverts."

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via @Catherine Pascal

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Merci Beer pour cet article!

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Stand by me: Students launch international selfie campaign - News releases - News - The University of Sheffield

Stand by me: Students launch international selfie campaign - News releases - News - The University of Sheffield | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
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The  #selfies genre is more and more used in specific marketing-related contexts. Internationalism and cosmopolitanism is one of them. 

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Want a smarter city? Then it's time to indulge in time travel

Want a smarter city? Then it's time to indulge in time travel | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
A new planning tool lets people vote on and see, via a virtual simulation, how planning proposals will affect their city. By Jay McGregor
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Smart cities, the concept of many planning architects and politiciens. How do we imagine the future of the cities, how will we live, act, react in highly populated environments with enormous constraints in all aspects of life in the city (space, time, actors, beliefs, political programs, ...).

Great article, emphasizing the need of the introduction of aspects of direct democracy in the technological process in order to picture a more accurate simulation.

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“Smart cities are great, but they’re generally aimed at grabbing data,” says Sengupta. Indeed, the very idea of a smart city is a linear one. What Sengupta is proposing is far more multi-dimensional.

“We take the smart city concept and improve on it, we call this a ‘stage 4 system’,” he explains. “We take all of that smart city data, throw in historical, sociological, geographical, cultural, ecological, industrial and academic data, alongside ground data and you have something very interesting. If, on top of that, you include public participation, ie the thoughts and ideas of citizens, you can build a live and kicking virtual replica city. The more data we have, the more accurate the simulation is and the more future proofed it is”.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg: "Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity" | MichaelZimmer.org

Facebook's Zuckerberg: "Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity" | MichaelZimmer.org | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it

Interesting article about the integrity of people claiming more than one personality, as put by the writer as a comment on a statement by Zuckerberg.

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I fully understand the authors point of view, all but one : Zuckerberg never said you had to publish everything visible to everybody. Facebook's structure allows you to swift from one context to another, displaying different personal and corporate information to different sets of people. Basically it comes down to one person, different contexts, differents information flows. Correct me if I am wrong!

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"There are many different definitions of identity, not all of which make sense. I prefer the view that an identity is a set of assertions about yourself that you may lay claim to. So in a sense everyone only has one identity and has only ever had one ‘identity’. But in practice we expose different sets of claims depending on the circumstances. Nobody puts their membership in Alcoholics Anonymous on their CV."

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Interesting article about the integrity of people claiming more than one personality, as put by the writer as a comment on a statement by Zuckerberg.

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I fully understand the authors point of view, all but one : Zuckerberg never said you had to publish everything visible to everybody. Facebook's structure allows you to swift from one context to another, displaying different personal and corporate information to different sets of people. Basically it comes down to one person, different contexts, differents information flows. Correct me if I am wrong!

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"There are many different definitions of identity, not all of which make sense. I prefer the view that an identity is a set of assertions about yourself that you may lay claim to. So in a sense everyone only has one identity and has only ever had one ‘identity’. But in practice we expose different sets of claims depending on the circumstances. Nobody puts their membership in Alcoholics Anonymous on their CV."

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Another Facebook Exec Talks About Privacy; Another Set of Gross Misunderstandings | MichaelZimmer.org

Another Facebook Exec Talks About Privacy; Another Set of Gross Misunderstandings | MichaelZimmer.org | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
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Since I am in the middle of an amount of articles about Facebook and privacy, let's include this one to the collection :-).

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The ever again strking aspect of this type of debate seems to me that Facebook is claimed by users (and critics) to make it the service they would like it to be. Don't get me wrong: I do fully subscribe to the fact that there are critics to the model, and am glad the debates don't slow down because I think it is important for deep thinking about technology and human interaction. But somehow it seems important to recall from time to time that we are talking here about a company, not a public service, with a vision, that we may or may not share. 

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Another aspect that strikes me is that the critics are mainly "auto-centered": concerned with what other will or may not see of them. Very few stress the fact that human (inter-)action serves (different) purposes and that we do need the other(s) to react to us. Disclosure on whatever scale is important with regards to the purposes of the action. The stress on"disclosure control" may obscure the expected purposes that everyone has. 

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"This is perhaps the most striking example of Facebook’s utter failure to understand how privacy works. I’ll grant that it is easier to find people if this information is public. And I’ll grant that many people will have a “less satisfying experience” if they don’t post photos or make connections. But, again, people used to have that choice. They could choose what to post to their profile and who can access it — they had control.

Now, it is all public. And if you have a problem with that, Facebook’s only response is essentially “don’t share it”.

To Facebook, privacy and control of information is a binary: either you share it with everyone, or you don’t share it at all. There’s no longer any space between these two poles, no way to control how these pieces of personal information are visible."

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The New Public Intellectuals | Inside Higher Ed

The New Public Intellectuals | Inside Higher Ed | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
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Interesting series of articles, following the original article by Nick Kristof at the New York Times, on "Why is academic writing so academic?". Beyond the narratives of decline, not new, Matt Reed proposes an answer to Kristof's outcry.

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I decided to include this article on my Scoop.it because of the inevitable influence of social media and its breaking down of isolated communities of thinkers. The question is: are they really breaking down these walls and how could the outerworld (thinking of "otherness" :-) influence not only academic writing, but perhaps even academic thinking.

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"The great value of the alternative public sphere that the web has opened, I think, is in bringing deep, detailed discussion of specifics to audiences that normally would have missed them.  The kind of broad, sweeping pronouncements that Public Intellectuals offer tend to do violence to facts on the ground, even if unintentionally.  When no alternative voices could be heard, that damage was hard to stop. Now, anyone who makes grand sweeping pronouncements on the internet learns abruptly what got left out, assumed, or glossed over.  Commenters make it known, often quickly.  The best online communities offer that kind of feedback in the spirit of moving to a more inclusive vision.

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On my better days, I like to believe that a new model of the engaged academic is emerging. It’s less about proclaiming from on high, and more about gathering facts on the ground to move forward inclusively.  Those folks have always existed, but now they can connect with each other, and with non-specialists, too."



Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/confessions-community-college-dean/new-public-intellectuals#ixzz2uFUpRfdZ 
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postarchitectural: sha hwang

postarchitectural: sha hwang | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
sha hwang, visualization, mapping, data, urbanism
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Sha's data visualization portfolio : interesting for everybody interested in design, information design, data, critical thinking.

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