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?
By: Dr Axel Rauschmayer
Publisher: O’Reilly Publishing
SocialBizUg Articles: Notes Dev Tips April Edition
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 8:11a Kathy Brown The April edition of the Notes Dev Tips Newsletter is now available.
I just left Breda in the Netherlands, and Engage (formerly known as BLUG). This was my fourth year attending this conference, and this year lived up to my expectations. And let me assure you, my expectations were high.
And Now For Something Completely Different…
The Collaboration Stack Community Event was on Friday, March 21st, in London at the Soho Hotel. The hotel itself set the st [read] Keywords: collaboration
Bucky Ball Stud Finder
Sat, Mar 29th 2014 6:11p Kathy Brown So, I was going to wall mount my TV. In order to do that, I needed to find a stud. A wall stud, that is.
Now most people would tell you that you would need a stud finder, but I didn’t have one. And I wanted to mount the TV NOW. Off to the Google.
The Google gave such suggestions as knocking on the wall. Supposedly one could listen to the knocking or tapping and hear the difference between hollow wall and stud. Unless you are part dog, that aint gonna work. The Google also sug [read] Keywords: google
The View: Twitter Bootstrap – Beyond the Basics
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 7:56a Kathy Brown Part 2 of my View articles on Twitter Bootstrap is now available. (Subscription required).
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 8:13a Kathy Brown I somehow managed to not post about this, but I will be speaking at Engage next week! Previously, BLUG, Engage is one of my favorite conferences (previously user groups ) to attend. It’s an incredibly well-run conference and always in new and interesting locations. And there is always loads of chocolate for the speakers.
I will be presenting “Improve Your Domino Designer Experience” with Julian Robichaux on Tuesday at 1:30. (I think, the agenda is in non-US time format [read] Keywords: domino
SocialBizUg Articles: Notes Dev Tips March Edition
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 8:12a Kathy Brown March Notes Dev Tips articles are available:
I admit it, I was intimidated. I’m not sure why, but every time I saw a session on themes, I thought, “I should go to that”, or a blog post, “I should read that”, but I didn’t for the longest time. I had some misconceptions that intimidated me.
My first misconception was that themes were hard. They aren’t. I’ll show you how to create a theme in just a few minutes.
Testing! Testing! Testing [read] Keywords: notes
Review: iOS7 Programming Fundamentals by Matt Neuburg, OReilly Publishing
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 8:03a Kathy Brown iOS7 Programming Fundamentals
by Matt Neuburg
Everything you need to know to get started with programming for iOS7.
Objective-C Objects and Messages
Life Cycle of a Project
Accessors and Memory Management
Communication Between Objects
You can’t say this book isn’t thorough. This book really and truly covers the fundamentals of programmi [read] Keywords: applications
SocialBizUg Articles: Notes Dev Tips February Edition
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 9:07a Kathy Brown Great Sessions at IBM Connect 2014
Lots to see and do at IBM Connect 2014. There was no way I could possibly see and do it all. I tried my best to attend sessions that were important to me, and as usual, I still couldn’t see them all, but what I saw was great and always motivates me to learn even more.
This year, I attended a few stand out sessions (no one get upset if I don’t mention YOUR session; remember, I couldn’t attend them all!).
Read the article here.
Email is Dead – L [read] Keywords: collaboration
IBM Connect 2014 Slides and Files
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 7:40a Kathy Brown Here are the slides from my IBM Connect 2014 sessions. If your looking for other people’s session slides, check out the database that Chris Miller has put together.
Improving Domino Designer from Kathy Brown
Uno! Deux! Three! Making Localization of XPages as Easy as 1-2-3 from Kathy Brown
SHOW102 XPages: Still No Experience Necessary IBM Connect 2014 from Kathy Brown
And here are the files for Show 102 - SHOW102 [read] Keywords: domino