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Why the Online Identity & Data Ownership Debate Matters

3 May

excerpt from emergent by design
The Future We Deserve

At the moment, commercial entities know more about our preferences and behaviors online than we do. With all the services out there that facilitate social interaction, there is still no easy way to connect with people with whom we share affinities, and then to effectively exchange information with them or collaborate in a meaningful way.

Our online identity and data *should* be our right to control, so that we are empowered to make better decisions about our lives and well-being, find potential collaborators or kindred spirits, or generally create more meaningful and valuable relationships. It’s worth asking:
What would a people-centric web look like?
What if it felt more like walking through a town commons and less like walking through a shopping mall?
How could identity and trust be built into the architecture of the internet?”

thesis love pt 2

18 Apr

Tech bubbles happen, but we usually gain from the innovation left behind. This one—driven by social networking—could leave us empty-handedThis Tech Bubble Is Different
great article on the minds behind site analytics and target advertising and the possibilities of such technology when focussed in other areas (such as genome data analysis used towards finding the cure for cancer!)…thanks justin
on another note, wish i’d started my thesis using feltron’s daytum via tiffany:)
thanks rachel 😛