15 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2011 3:04 PM by nuhusker RSS

Trust in social networks

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A recent UK study showed major distrust of privacy in social networks, even Linkedin.

 

"More than three-quarters (79 percent) of respondents were either ‘not very’ or ‘not at all’ confident in social media sites keeping their data secure, according to research by YouGov."

 

I tend to be more circumspect in my Linkedin account, but see plenty of personal information out there.

 

So do other Insiders consider the risks in posting on these networks or merely abstain from being a part of the fad?

  • Re: Trust in social networks
    shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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    I joined Linkedin only to satisfy a nagging concern that I do not "network" enough.  That said, I hardly ever truly participate.  I have no interest in, or to your point, trust in any of the other sites.

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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    I'm on LinkedIn with minimal information, mostly requests from former students. I will NEVER be on Facebook.

    ProfChiara

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    newhiltonmembr Platinum 3 Reviews
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    Ditto what the Professor said! 

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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    I have a LinkedIn account that gets little use by me. I don't have anything to do with Facebook or Twitter. 

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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    I actually use Twitter (not under my own name of course) fairly frequently, mostly to follow world events that aren't being covered on US news stations (e.g., what's been happening in Egypt since the revolution).

    ProfChiara

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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    Shoeman -- what happened to the picture of your cow?

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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    well, I thought I should go into hiding for a while..... I thought I might take a break from the community for a while, but then quickly realized how much I enjoy it.  So my effort to be incognito was to remove the cow.

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    Welcome back Shoeman! You were the sole of the Insiders forever and were mised. I feel like a heel not mentioning that sooner but you know, sometimes I am a loafer!

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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    What is this thing you call facebook?

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    They made a movie about it-seems that it is a bunch of 20 somethings with nothing to do except stare at their computer screens, so they invented a way for people to embarrass themselves by posting comments to each other.  And oh by the wat there are 500 million people in this thing!

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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    Great explanation, SteppingStones!  Amazing how far we've come since the days of party lines.

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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    While I am a privacy freak in general and do not at all trust social networks (hence my utter and complete avoidance of Facebook, webcams, etc), I have come to realize they can have an enormous significance in the world.  SInce I was in Egypt only a month before the revolution, I can only say that while most of it was due to the Egyptian people, Facebook and social media largely made it possible.  Now, in Japan, Facebook and Google are performing some of the same services.

     

    So while I deplore most Facebook people's (here I again reveal my bias against) self-absorption, I think social media are playing a huge and in many cases very positive role in the 21st century world.

     

    ProfChiara

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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    ProfChiara

     

    to dispute that would only show our age.  Social networking is here to stay, along with cell phones, ipads, etc...  Life was so much simpler back in 60's,70's, and 80's.

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    versel Alumni Steward Platinum
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    Stepping Stones, that last post felt like it was cobbled together to me...

     

    Oops. Apparently I should've clicked through to page two. I guess I'm a little late on the shoe puns.

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  • Re: Trust in social networks
    nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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    As to Shoeman's comment about "showing our age,"  I'm just glad this facebook thing didn't exist in the 60's/70's.  I'm not sure how "self-absorbant" some would have found me, but I am certain that my foolishness and immaturity would have been self-evident.  Come to think of it, I can't remember any of my friends owning a camera.  Can you imagine if we'd been caught on a cell phone and put on you tube??!!

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