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Using Data

Who Are You?

By April 16, 2010 No Comments

Pete Warden recently wrote this post called, Is making public data more accessible a threatening act? I really liked the post and it is interesting to me for a couple of reasons:

First The question Pete is trying to understand being, is it OK that people can purchase personal information about you AND not OK if people can get a hold of that information for free? Or is that some kind of weird double standard?

Second The idea that we can have multiple faces that we put on and wear day in and day out is getting harder and harder to maintain as we share our lives on social networks and all that data gets aggregated back into one place.

Third For a culture of people that talks about tolerance a lot, it sure doesn’t seem as though we are very tolerant of other people’s beliefs when they oppose our own…