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#InCaseYouMissedIt: #SeenOnAWallNearYou – A #Comment on #Privacy – and those Apps’s T.O.S’s

28 Feb

@ NP-B

Is this about the privacy thing?

[WRY CHUCKLE]

Again… want privacy? Step away from the Keyboard. (SM)

[SIGHS]

… and no, I don’t use any of these apps; I use those who are a tad bit more ‘creative’ – yet, I’m pretty sure, if I took the time to read the T.O.S., it’s all pretty much a bunch of legalese saying “you opted in, you’re ours” – which is what I gather from above.

The price of Freeware, perhaps? I’m glad to pay for it; it’s quid-pro-quo: I get a free app, they get to know about me – or at least what I’ve decided to post it’s ‘me’ (meaning, we still control the conversation, Facebook’s pestering for ‘additional profile information’ notwithstanding)

… now… would there ever be real ‘privacy’ on the Web?

Maybe if you’re a real large organization, whose resources – and compliance factors – allow it and require it? a shred of it; yet again, it’s privacy TILTED for the sake of the organization’s goals and needs  – NEVER the users.

So what do I do?

“write as though anything online may end up on the front page of The New York Times” (G.E. HR Orientation Video, 2005)

Otherwise?

Keep your noses clean – and read up what Nancy posts!

[CHUCKLES]

#Justsayin!

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Via @ExaminerCom: @DowntownGarden’s “What’s up With Social Media” Series: Session Four: Open Agenda, thanks to @PBPost

27 Jan

[FROM OUR EXAMINER ARTICLE…]

….. As some of you know, our Media Mentoring Societies are meant to be “Locally Grown” yet to have a Global Twist; last night’s proceedings at Downtown at the Gardens proved precisely that, as we had a Facebook acquaintance/friend follow us from Madrid… here’s the exchange:

“Francisco Jose Palacio Junior [TWEETED FROM @USTREAM BROADCAST MONITOR/CONTROL PANEL]

“Live from @DowntownGardens: A whole CROWD came tonight! Thanks @PBPost (Broadcasting live at http://ustre.am/bngA)

Yesterday at 7:04pm via Ustream.TV Custom: loading… ·

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[A FRIEND IN MADRID WATCHED – AND COMMENTED!]

@MMSocieties: 2010 01 19 Session: Part One: Overview and Topic Choosing

“Add me to the 4 viewers!

BTW, still waiting on a good explanation about the difference between twitter and facebook 😛

Maybe due to my lack of attention when I watched this (from office)

Nice job by the way, I enjoyed it :)”

[SO I COMMENTED BACK]

“Whoa!… YOU were watching US? From Madrid!???

[JAW DROPS!]

Really? COOOL!!!!… See More

[DONS TWEED JACKET – WITH ELBOW PATCHES – AND CORDUROYS… PROFESSORIAL LOOK!]

Did you refer to the slides, BTW?

[CLEARS THROAT]

They’re an INTEGRAL part of what we do… ’em slides allow one to dig deeper into the subject…

Which ones?

[GRINS]

The ones on Meetup.Com!

http://MediaMentoring.NET

Go ahead! RSVP and make US go Global!

Seriously… we post EVERYTHING there first… UStream is meant to keep us ‘live’ on the web, but there’s also a cleaner (meaning, on a tripod!) video I shoot that gets loaded to Vimeo; usually also a podcast (yeah, we have been remiss, but you may load the Vimeo vids to your iPod/iPhone, right?)

… once you’ve dug through those, we talk!

(we’ve done FOUR sessions so far, covering different aspects of this Brobdingnagian Pachiderm we dare call “Social Media” … IMHO? I prefer Web 2.0 or 2.9, as in the end, it’s just the evolution of the same old tools… right?)

Anyways, U JUST MADE MY DAY, AMIGO!!! GRACIAS!!!

Paco

P.S:

Also, peek at our new e-Newsletter for more… add yourself to the mailing list and/or shoot me an email so I can send you the future ones (we hope to have enough content for a Weekly)

– Socially Yours Premiere Issue -Web Version

http://snurl.com/201001_cc_sy

Saludos!”
… Which in the end, proves the adage “Act Locally, Think Globally” that’s somehow embedded into many of the interactions we conduct on these ‘Social Media’ forums; as mentioned on the video, sometimes it’s more a matter of the QUALITY of the interactions, the fact that people actually care to look at your content, than the actual AMOUNT of people listed on one’s statistics….

Which videos, you may ask? these!

Session Four at Downtown at The Gardens: Open Agenda, Topics covered across the entire spectrum of Social/New Media issues…

One… via Vimeo

Two…via Vimeo (required for LONG videos!)

And the rest, via @UStream (Bookmark us as we’d be stashing our live broadcasts there EVERY Tuesday until the end of February, at least at this location!)

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mediamentoringsociety

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mediamentoringsociety

Watch us LIVE Every Tuesday!

Firefox Update…

10 Sep
Mozilla FireFox, the current browser of Choice...

Mozilla FF 3.5.3

So this morning, after seeing my computer crawl whilst browsing, I finally yielded to applying an update; of course, being aware of this one PC being the “main” one at home, I judiciously applied a System Restore point (Yup, XP SP3) prior to it, as there were also other updates waiting from Microsoft… so from my Crackberri, I posted whilst waiting for the tablet-top to reboot (Yup, a Compaq-HP TC1100, right!)

… Reboots after Mozilla Firefox 353 install… Keeps fingers crossed, that nothing is broken (and thanks the Heavens for system restores!)…

… That and the computing power in one’s Smartphones, that is also a reason for a sigh of relief… [COMPUTER’S UP…]… Let’s see then?

… back to Drucker (and apropos FF update!) “Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information…” ~Peter Drucker … seriously, CPU is not peaking anymore… but what else may be lurking? [CHUCKLES]

So here I am now, again, watching my Task Manager NOT peaking… and hoping that anyone reading this post may share their success stories – or otherwise! – with this neat little package of Open Source!

Francisco Jose Palacio

Luddites Redux: The Social Media Chapter

9 Sep
Luddite Redux?

Luddite Redux?

Personally, I find it rather disheartening to hear these “Luddite” kind of arguments being thrown out at new technology, specially when some of us are aware of the fact that the increasing number of users is merely fueling the ability of the developers to crank out more and more features, and getting some decision makers to start thinking about these “fads” as real business tools, which can help people communicate with each other – and make money in the process.

Today’s argument came from what I’ve come to consider as the proverbial well, Twitter:

@SocialMediaList Social networking: Filling a need or creating one? http://bit.ly/3o5k49 …. 3 minutes ago from twitterfeed

Upon review of the article on the link, penned by Dave Churchill, and after finding that his main angle merely derived on some early adopters now perhaps having moved on to the latest and greatest craze – precisely because of them being early adopters, perhaps?

So this simple fact gave Dave the ammunition to tell himself that, “For my part, I’m going to risk life without social networking…” an argument much like the ones we used to hear – and still do, believe me! – about more mature technologies such as email, texting, and uploading videos to the web (which according to the heads at Google, is not only worth the hassle and money of expanding one of the largest infrastructures ever deployed out in the cloud, as the adage about “a thousand words” echoes in the clips and snippets loaded to it every minute) which, if we are to believe half the hype of certain product launches, are key to key consumer demographics.

Point being, every time I personally hear someone decrying the push others have imposed on them, as in Dave’s case it was a matter of both challenging his age, but also, challenging his need to expand outside the boundaries of what he used to consider to be his job, I can vividly depict the many instances in the history of technology, specially in the last few centuries, where a group of established users challenged the advantages of newer technologies.

Not that I was glad to read his work on the online edition of his publication, which allowed me to get in touch with his point of view at the click of a mouse, but that as we all hear the bad news about the newspaper industry settling into the latter chapters of its history, and as many others have been reshaped by the Internet, is there room nowadays to disregard the advent of such changes?

I for one try to at least find out the “angle” or better, the rationale behind why not only millions of users are congregating in these “watering holes” of information, but also, why are corporations putting their money, sometimes subtly or sometimes with a lot of gusto and bravado, behind them?

In the case of Social Media, a recent article in Fortune stated, much like I’ve been mentioning since I started getting more and more into the application functionality of Facebook, that the time for corporations to start asking for these feature sets in their Enterprise Groupware was near, as those of us in technology know how comfortable it would be to migrate from a large and distributed Exchange organization, for example, onto an SaaS (Software-as-a-Service, the newest moniker for the old ASP, or Application Service Provider business model of the late nineties), thin-client and mobile enabled private, secure version of that same software that we learned to use so well, whilst being facetious with our friends?

[CRACKBERRI BEEPS…]

[ANOTHER FACEBOOK NOTIFICATION AWAITS]

… or was it a work notification in there?

Para la version en castellano, aqui

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