[ExI] Social Graph visibility akin to pain reflex
femmechakra at yahoo.ca
Mon Feb 4 07:45:28 UTC 2008
--- "B.K. DeLong" <bkdelong at pobox.com> wrote:
Here's the rub - in order for this to happen, the
userbase of these social networks are going to have to
push for it. This userbase is already mostly
comfortable sharing their information publicly. It's
the rest of the huge population NOT on certain
social networks and NOT sharing their information
because of their lack of trust of these networks. It
is these people who would then become social network
participants if a robust trust relationship system
were in place and seamless enough for them to assign
metrics to both people, groups and privacy
Yes, I agree, great point.
The problem lies within preferences.
> On Feb 3, 2008 12:10 PM, Jef Allbright
> <jef at jefallbright.net> wrote:
> > >From O'Reilly Radar, pertinent to extropian
> > - Jef
> > > In a session at our "Social Graph Foo Camp"
> discussing yesterday's announcement of Google's
> Social Graph API, one of the debates is about the
> danger that the API (and the boost it gives to XFN)
> will definitively end "security by obscurity"
> regarding people and their relationships, as well as
> opening up the social graph to "rel=me" spammers.
> The counter-argument is that all this data is
> available anyway, and that by making it more
> visible, we raise people's awareness and ultimately
> their behavior. I'm in the latter camp. It's a lot
> like the evolutionary value of pain. Search creates
> feedback loops that allow us to learn from and
> modify our behavior. A false sense of security helps
> bad actors more than tools that make information
> more visible.
> > ...
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