Posts concerning technology

A Century in Beeps

18:24 25 Aug 2013

This is all I have for you this week:

Permalink     Comment     [, , , ]    

Facebook Risk Reduction

19:55 08 Nov 2010

I’m fascinated by this danah boyd post about teens who take relatively extreme approaches to dealing with their Facebook profiles. In a way I guess I think it’s sad—this kind of thing reminds me of the stereotypical small village, where community opprobrium is a major feature in people’s lives. I generally regard “community” as a positive, but clearly the nature of any community is the critical point.

The question of how various groups and individuals manage their online identities and presences is an interesting one, and I wonder if services will eventually cater explicitly to the various strategies rather than having them manually tacked on by users.

Permalink     Comment     [, , ]    

“Let’s Enhance”

16:29 07 Mar 2010

A particularly inane trope:

In case the point isn’t crystal clear: you can’t do that. There are no image enhancement programs that let you know what the data missing at the point of capture is.

Permalink     4 Comments     [, , , , , ]