Turning their game around

With the rampant astroturfing happening around Facebook’s upcoming IPO, I decided to have a celebration of my own; burning all of my data.

This week, I’m deleting my Facebook profile and all of the years of associated data. So if the upcoming FB valuation is estimated at $94B and there are 425 million monthly active […]

Unintentional games

For all the hype and declarations of world-changingness that have been made about mobile technology, social networks, the new hype sounds a lot like the old hype. Only the drastic hyperbole in place of earnings has changed. Only schoolgirls and iPhone fanboys crave the mobile experience; they didn’t replace conventional computers nor did (or will) […]

Public and Private

In this brave new internet world (as of about 1995), I’ve been thinking of my personal information sharing generally as public and private.

Information Classification

Because of my work, classifying information comes as second nature. I have two separate and non-intersecting information streams. You are reading part of one of them.

100% of the talk […]

New Nettiqute: A simple guide to communicating with your favorite geeks.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen an updated guide on email etiquette or netiquette in general.

This may be because there is about 300 guides written by out of work journalists whose’ exposure to technology was having played with an iPhone for about 5 minutes. I believe that they’re in the same […]

New Facebook private features

Facebook has a worthwhile privacy improvement today. It’s nice to see social networks giving some configurability of granular access to the information that users make available there.

One thing that is not obvious is how to block limited users from information that you would rather not share for whatever reason. The “Limited Profile” blocking is […]