Having looked at many aspects of the internet and the way in which social media operates, the area that captured my attention most, was online visibility.
I have developed a fascination with the ability to communicate with many, through the click of a button. However, one thing that we tend to forget about, is how everyone’s information gets ‘there.’ The social cloud is a perfect example of convergence and how we’ve adapted our ways of living in today’s society. It allows us to save or record information in order for us to return back to it a later date – without the use of a physical hard-drive. Although there are many pros to the social cloud, I think there are just as many cons to how visible we and our information is online. I believe that this has or will open up further debate on the safety of personal information (and its unintentional distribution) whether it will be a greater cause for concern; than it already is today.
Something I’ve always wanted to look at critically speaking, is the idea of copyright within online security, sounds strange I know… Hear me out! For example, YouTube has created a way in which it is now difficult to play a musicians music without permission or clear reference to the musician in question. However, I don’t get paid residuals for someone using my personal information; that includes addresses, emails and pictures. E.g. Sending me junk mail! Even the fact that my elector roll details are online, I don’t like it and I don’t think I ever will. My information, my choice! Whose with me?