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Re: <nettime> .another internet is possible!_ [3x : mp, Rob Myers, Jaime
Heiko Recktenwald on Mon, 3 May 2010 22:59:09 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> .another internet is possible!_ [3x : mp, Rob Myers, Jaime Magiera]


Hi, thanks for the reaction!

> From: Rob Myers <rob {AT} robmyers.org>
> Subject: Re: <nettime> .another internet is possible!_
> Date: Sun, 02 May 2010 15:11:00 +0100
> To: nettime-l {AT} kein.org
>
> On 02/05/10 13:03, Heiko Recktenwald wrote:
>   
>> Are you your facebook "identity"?
>>     
>
> Increasingly.
>
> Your Facebook identity can be used to fire, convict, harrass or
> discriminate against you.
>   

Oh, thats the trivial part of the internet. Insofar EVERYTHING you
published in the net can be used against you. Usenet etc. Thats not
your identity, but your actions. That you may have connected with your
name. So it is easy for people to see that you wrote nice things about
the Taliban and bad things about the "international community" or
whatever.

I was speaking of facebook networks. Facebook "friends" and other
hidden data. Maybe there are cases where those networks are real,
academic networks in the US etc, but in most cases those networks of
"friends" are more or less random and dont reflect your real life.
IMHO it is the real person that counts, for advertisers too.


Best, H.



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