As Facebook continues to introduce new features to fanfare and/or verbal warfare, the reactions provide a rich source of research. Social networking technologies are disrupting established behaviours and ways of communicating. When organisations start to go down the Web 2.0 road, applying lessons learned will help make the journey a little less bumpy.
The latest bruhaha is over the Facebook Beacon feature, described over on Silicon Valley Insider – How to Solve Facebook’s Beacon Problem. Last year, the concern was over privacy, as reported in the New York Times – When Information Becomes T.M.I. And if you’re interested in this stuff, Danah Boyd has a rich repository of writings, including an essay in response to NYTs article – Facebook’s “Privacy Trainwreck”: Exposure, Invasion, and Drama.
Personally, I’m more concerned about being labelled an old fart as of next month.
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