"identity" entries

Demoting Halder: A wild look at social tracking and sentiment analysis

You no longer have control over where a first impression occurs.

My short story, "Demoting Halder," was supposed to lay out an alternative reality where social tracking and sentiment analysis had taken over society. As the story evolved, I wondered if the reality in the story is something we're living right now.

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Visualization of the Week: Visualizing the Library Catalog

WorldCat has a new visualization tool to show relationships between objects in the catalog

The WorldCat Identity Network creates an interactive map where users can see how authors and characters are related.

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A Manhattan Project for online identity

A look at the White House's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.

The U.S. government's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace addresses key issues around identity, privacy and security. Implementation, however, will require significant effort and innovation from the private sector.

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The tricky mix of payment, identity and trust

Online payment requires confirmed identity, but who sees what is an open question.

Report excerpt: Online payment providers need to be sure you are who you say you are, but that's just the beginning. Is it possible to lead an active social life online and still have control over your online identity?

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Susan Landau explores Internet security and the attribution problem

Landau, a noted privacy advocate, is seeking new technologies and new
policies to identify people on the Internet without onerous effects on privacy.

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Being online: Conclusion–identity narratives

Identity online is created by combining many discrete items into a
coherent picture. This concluding section of the article suggests that
Social networking gives individuals more control over the picture.

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Being online: Group identities and social network identities

Groups take on their own identities online, and social networks
threaten to subsume individual identities into groups. This section
of the identity article explores grouping in all its online facets.

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Being online: Forged identities and non-identities

Creating a fake identity used to be more popular than it is now, but
some people have still hidden who they are when going online. This
section of the identity article covers some ways they do it.

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Being online: What you say about yourself, or selves

Sociological research about online participation says more about the
fringes of identity than everyday activity. This section of the
identity article explores how we present unified or fragmented selves.

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Being online: Your identity to advertisers–it's not all about you

Advertisers collect information on us for two reasons: to target us as
individuals and to place us in collective categories of consumers.
This section of the identity article coves a few of their techniques.

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