18 September 2010

The digital panopticon

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Panopticon
In a three-part series Joshua-Michéle Ross explores on O’Reilly Radar a series of questions on the value and function of social media (a.k.a. social technologies).

“I will not be arguing that social technologies are a bane or should be stopped. I don’t believe the former is true and I believe the latter is impossible… I will not be arguing against technology. Rather, I will raise questions about the potential abuse of social technologies and the steps we might take to remedy them. The more discussion this prompts within the Radar community the better.”

Part 1: The evangelist fallacy, social media and the new Age of Enlightenment
Part 2: Captivity of the commons
Part 3: The digital panopticon

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