We will discuss Twitter and social media next week. We will learn about the positive and wonderful uses in community- and relationship-building.
But there are inherent risks in social media, just like there is with any tool that gives power to the person wielding it. The Jedi use the Force well in Star Wars, but the Sith use the same power negatively. Many wizards use magic positively in Harry Potter’s world, but the Deatheaters use the same power negatively.
I have curated three videos below to open your eyes to some of the risks in social media, such as:
- Preventing worst-case scenarios on Twitter, in Del Harvey’s Protecting Twitter users (sometimes from themselves) (9m19s)
- The permanent effects that digital sharing has on our personal privacy, in Juan Enriquez’ Your online life, permanent as a tattoo (5m57s)
- and how Likes and Shares can reveal information about you to Facebook and other social networking sites, in Jennifer Golbeck’s The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think (9m55s)
- BONUS: The NY Times reported on how companies learn from your habits back in 2012, in an article titled How Companies Learn Your Secrets. What happens when a story identifies a customer as pregnant before the customer tells even their own family?
Del Harvey (9m19s)
Juan Enriquez (5m57s)
Jennifer Golbeck (9m55s)