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Dear Deidre…

The face of an Open Internet? Confused? You won’t be if you have been following the latest victory in Open Access this year. This is the news that since the start of December 2015, the Sun has removed its online paywall. So now we are free to see the latest addition of Dear Deidre: Dear Deidre – My girlfriend is a PORNSTAR and a CHEAT What does this signal for Open Access? This signals a reversal of claims made saying 90% of businesses content will be behind paywalls. Continue reading →

Tangible Progress in Topic 4?

Improvements As I am given formal feedback on my blogs, I thought I’d see if I addressed these in this weeks edition. Here are a few points I have been given in criticism of my previous blogs: Poor grammar, No Links to Images, Improved structure of blog, No clear ending to blog. I obviously tried to address these, with proof reading of my blog to check for grammactical errors. I linked my images and used licence free images. Continue reading →

Social Media ‚Äď A Business Class Weapon of Discrimination

Today, I’m tasked with discussing ethical issues of Social Media in the Education or Business realm. I chose the issue of Discrimination – both positive and negative. How do Businesses use Social Media? We know from Mr Blythes’ Blog from last week, 94% of employers have admitted to using social media website LinkedIn in recruitment. Also, 1 in 5 of jobseekers have professional information on their Facebook profiles. Continue reading →

When will the ‚ÄėProfessional Profile‚Äô become a ‚ÄėProfessional Lifestyle‚Äô?

We are used to the humorous side of unprofessional things we do online, typified by the recent Barclays Digital Eagle Adverts. It’s tupacaintdead69@hotmail.co.uk… We are all now, whether we know it or not – building a professional online profile. Only a digital madman would post anything erring on the controversial side. The days of stirring up a hot debate on Facebook with an edgy status are gone. Continue reading →

Are you a dog?

Anyone worth their salt in the digital identity/privacy world will know the famous New Yorker cartoon shown above. On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog This was posted¬†in 1993 – a whole 22 years ago, in the early days of the internet, yet the cartoon could not be more relevant today. We live in a world where the youth of today are in an identity crisis, Here shows an example of where young people have two Facebook profiles. Continue reading →

Residents and Visitors ‚Äď Syntax Error

Residents and visitors has been described as: a new typology for online engagement I’ve found everyone and anyone can sub-type residents and visitors into sub categories. We need a strong type rule where the terms can be indivisible. So that’s why I look at why we go online, what are the psychological reasons we visit the web. So this is why I believe we should be in the spectrum of Gamers and Non-Gamers, a much more binary and meaningful term. Continue reading →

Residents and Visitors ‚Äď Syntax Error

Residents and visitors has been described as: a new typology for online engagement I’ve found everyone and anyone can sub-type residents and visitors into sub categories. We need a strong type rule where the terms can be indivisible. So that’s why I look at why we go online, what are the psychological reasons we visit the web. So this is why I believe we should be in the spectrum of Gamers and Non-Gamers, a much more binary and meaningful term. Continue reading →