Category Archives: Social Media

There is Something Else to Discuss about Facebook’s Proposed New Rules – It’s Inferred Information

Our last post about Facebook’s proposed new rules was focused on the commercialization of Facebook user content.  That’s been the general focus of the discussion of Facebook’s action.  Take this from the Wall Street Journal for example. There is something else to … Continue reading

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Carl Icahn Proves It – The SEC Got Social Media Disclosures Wrong

Carl Icahn’s partnership, Icahn Enterprises L.P. Carl Icahn, owns a big stake in Apple.  On Tuesday Apple stock went up more than 4%.  What’s the connection?  During the trading day Mr. Icahn Tweeted this: Apple CEO Tim Cook apparently discussed … Continue reading

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The Small Bright Side to the Facebook Thing

I promised to discuss a different perspective on the damage caused by Facebook’s shadow profiles and data breach.  This is it.  I’ll keep it short because it’s Friday. The good news about the Facebook data breach is the way it … Continue reading

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It’s a Facebook Thing Now

I’d like to talk about something other than data gathering issues, but we keep hearing about new problems.  Here we go with the latest. The Apparent Facts Facebook creates “shadow profiles” about its users.  The shadow profiles contain information that … Continue reading

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Gild Ranks Techies and Tells Employers Which Job Candidates Are Best

In a previous post, we discussed the possibility (apparently more than just a possibility) that employers would consider your score with a profiling “service” as part of the hiring process.  In that post we also noted that you have to … Continue reading

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Comments about the SEC – Social Media Thing are Annoying

The two most annoying things about the SEC – Social Media discussion are (a) the people that don’t get it, and (b) the people that say other people don’t get it. This sometimes happens when two worlds collide.  In this … Continue reading

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Want a job? Start Tweeting and get more Facebook Friends.

If you’re concerned about your privacy, one of the best things you can do is limit the places where you disclose anything about yourself. Sadly, it’s becoming more difficult to do that.  In particular, it is becoming difficult to avoid … Continue reading

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