A recent tweet from Corvida Raven, pointed out this article about a “creepy” app that located nearby women and provided the app with as much public information as possible about those women. The creepy aspect is when a guy could find a woman near him, that he thought was attractive via this app. And also via this app, could find out where she was recently and how long ago, her likes, dislikes, friends, job, etc. via public information on social networks like Facebook and Foursquare. However, the key word is PUBLIC. It only shows what you allow people to see.
My circle of friends on Foursquare is quite small. For just that very reason. I don’t want/need everyone in the world to know where I am. Yes, I like Foursquare and use it a lot. But do I need to broadcast to a potential stalker that I am at the gym right now? No, I do not.
I also do not post checkins to Facebook, where my circle of friends is quite a bit larger. Most importantly, when Facebook places came out, I immediately disabled the ability for other people to check me into places. I want to control when I check in and who sees it. Not my drunken friends.
Note that it isn’t the default to disable that. I had to go in and disable it. I’ve also locked down my Facebook security such that only my friends can see stuff. Not friends of friends or public (except for the occasional status update that I KNOWINGLY set to public). I don’t tweet my Foursquare checkins either, unless it is at a conference, where I know lots of people and don’t have a problem being public. I have created my own rules for who I friend where, and what gets posted to whom on all my social networks. I have groups in Facebook to post appropriately, with default posts set to a limited group. This may all sound paranoid and not very “social”, but just look at the creepy app and tell me I’m wrong to think about these things.
So the question arises, do you even know what items you are posting publicly versus privately? Do you actively manage that? Do you change the defaults or even review them on social networks? You wouldn’t walk around a public place handing out your phone number and address on a flyer, so why would you do the virtual equivalent online?
Article: Lead Up to IBM Connect
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 11:18a Kathy Brown It’s almost here! Sessions announced soon (I hope)! Hopefully you’ve registered, booked your room, and booked your flight. If you see me there, say hi!
Back in September, I wrote about IBM Connect 2014. They had just announced registration and the call for abstracts.
Already this year, we are starting to see a few things different from years past. Rather than a flurry of email notices going out to speakers all at once, it seems they are releasing some sessions out ahead [read] Keywords: ibm
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 9:07a Kathy Brown As you’ve probably already heard (if you’re in the “Lotus” community, that is. If you read my blog for running stuff,then you have no clue what I’m talking about) that the 2014 IBM Champions for ICS have been announced.
Last year I was thrilled to be selected as an IBM Champion and I am just as thrilled this year to be selected again. I am in great company this year (as last year), with 86 other Champions.
I hope I can continue to contribute to the community in [read] Keywords: ibm
Review: Killer UX Design
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 8:00a Kathy Brown Killer UX Design
by Jodie Moule
Publisher: SitePoint Pty, Ltd.
A basic, but thorough book on UX design, but probably not aimed at developers or other non-UX designers.
You Are Not Your User
Understand the Business Problem
Understand the User Context
Making Sense of What You’ve Found
Sketching to Explore the Design Concept
Prototype the Solution
Test, Learn, Tweak. Iterate
Launch to Learn about Behavior
The book itself “aims to be an introduction to user experience design”. I [read] Keywords: widgets
Speaking at Connect 2014!
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 8:31a Kathy Brown I was very honored to see I was listed in the recently announced first round of accepted Connect sessions.
Brad Balassaitis and I will be speaking about localization and translation in XPages applications with “Uno! Deux! Three! Making Localization of XPages Apps as Easy as 1-2-3″
See you at Connect! [read] Keywords: connections
Article: Are You Using IBM Worklight?
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 10:11a Kathy Brown I’ve been seeing more and more tweets about it. I’ve heard a number of people mention it, and it’s entered my radar as something to learn more about, and that’s IBM Worklight.
So what is it? It’s IBM Worklight
Read More… [read] Keywords: ibm
Article: Too Many If Statements Time To Switch It Up
This may be obvious to some of you, but it’s always good to cover the basics in case you missed it. If statements. IF your code (Haha! See what I did there?) has a lot of if statements and else if statements, in a never-ending string of impossible-to-follow conditions, THEN you should consider switching it up to a SWITCH statement.
Read More… [read] Keywords: lotusscript
Article: What Does This Do – Firebug Lite
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 8:12a Kathy Brown In this video of What Does This Do for SocialBizUg.org? I demonstrate the Firebug Lite control. Very handy for getting debug information from users without them installing anything new.
See it here [read] Keywords:
Article: What’s New in Designer 9.0.1
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 12:10p Kathy Brown In this article for SocialBizUg.org, I cover the important (to me) highlights of what is new in Domino Designer 9.0.1. Considering this was a “point release”, there are a lot of nice updates. Read all about them…
What’s New in Designer 9.0.1 [read] Keywords: domino
Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun, OReilly Media Publishing
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 8:45a Kathy Brown Confessions of a Public Speaker
By Scott Berkun
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
I’ve never seen Scott Berkun speak, so I have no idea if he is a good public speaker or not. I can tell you that he has some of the best advice I’ve ever read if you are thinking about (or already do) public speaking.
“Confessions of a Public Speaker” is not just a book of advice for speaking. In fact, it isn’t really that at all — that is just a nice bi-product. It is, instead, anecdote [read] Keywords:
Article: It’s That Time of Year Again – IBM Connect
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 7:53a Kathy Brown Tis the season! The time of year for thinking about Connect and for submitting abstracts! On SocialBizUg.org, I wrote about this year’s submission, but also check out this article I wrote a few years ago on how to write an abstract.
Summer turns to fall and our thoughts begin turning to IBM Connect. I know, I still call it Lotusphere in my head, but now it’s Connect. Well, technically, Lotusphere is still a track within Connect, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
Here’s the offic [read] Keywords: collaboration