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?
Notes Developer Tips Articles – August Edition
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 7:17p Kathy Brown IBM ConnectED 2015
Many people have looked into their crystal balls and tried to guess what would become of Lotusphere, errr, IBM Connect, for 2015. While full details are not yet out, we do have a new landing page to see. As well as a new name, again. Sort of.
UPDATE: Registration is now open!
Did You See These?
Often we go about our lives, and we don’t notice when new things appear. Take for example, Content Types on a Computed Field. Did you notice when several new content types [read] Keywords: collaboration
Review: Hands On Sencha Touch 2
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 6:12p Kathy Brown Hands-On Sencha Touch 2
By: Lee Boonstra
Introduction to Sencha Touch
The Class System
The Layout System
Stru [read] Keywords: connections
Race Report: What?!
Sun, Aug 3rd 2014 9:15p Kathy Brown That’s right. It’s a race report. My last report was for my disappointing marathon in 2010. My last actual race was a 10k in June…of 2011. Over three years ago.
Last week, I ran in the Yankee Homecoming 5k. I just re-started running again recently. Recently == June. I knew I could finis, but I knew I wouldn’t be fast. I had no expectations other than just running. Not a lot to report on the race itself. Official race time: 31:15. I came in smack in t [read] Keywords:
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 4:12p Kathy Brown So many of the IBM Champions have received their “swag” kits. As a repeat offender, errr, Champion, I felt I had a bit of experience on my side when selecting my swag. Last year’s jacket only came in Men’s sizes. Figuring I’d rather have a jacket too big, than a jacket too small, I ordered an XL, which was as you can imagine EXTRA LARGE. So this year, we had women’s sizes to choose from. I selected TWO jackets in TWO sizes, figuring I would at least [read] Keywords: ibm
Video Review: Build a Strong Angular JS Foundation
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 10:18a Kathy Brown Build a Strong AngularJS Foundation
by Lukas Ruebbelke and Matias Niemala
This video series has nearly three hours of content broken into six modules. Each module is broken into smaller video chunks. Generally each video is one to three minutes long, although a few are around the ten minute mark. Exercise files and a sample application are included for download with the videos.
Module 1: Hello AngularJS
Module 2: Module
Module 3: Controller
Module 4: View
Module 5: Services
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SocialBizUg Articles – July Edition
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 10:15a Kathy Brown And here we are, the July edition of articles posted on SocialBizUg.org…
Fixing Issues in SourceTree
I’ve written a few articles on source control. As you’ve probably guessed, I’m a big fan of source control. In those articles, I use the Mercurial plugin within Domino Designer with a Bitbucket repository. Lately, I’ve been using Sourcetree to take care of the handling between the NSF, the on disk project, and the online repository. No solution is 100% perfect and Sourcetree [read] Keywords: domino
My First Computer
Wed, May 28th 2014 2:12p Kathy Brown Ant Pruitt, over here, asked if you remember your first… computer. Of course I do. I have the world’s worst memory, but I remember my first computer.
We had the Commodore VIC 20. With it’s awesome tape cassette player to store programs. We were not rich by any means. I was too young to realize that this may have been expensive. I don’t even remember if my mom had it for work or what. But we had it. And I remember spending hours at it. Until we upgraded t [read] Keywords:
View Article: Getting Started with XPages Localization
Fri, May 23rd 2014 8:03a Kathy Brown Part 1 of the article I co-wrote with Brad Balassaitis is now available on the View website.
This is a deeper dive on the topic that Brad and I co-presented at IBM Connect earlier this year. Part 2 will be coming out soon.
The enterprise is global. If your organization stretches across borders or your clients are in other countries, you cannot just develop an application in your native language and expect that to be good enough. XPages allows you to enable localization and provide multiple lan [read] Keywords: ibm