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Quotes, Articles, Reports, Pointers-Please, what are next steps?

From: Christine Perey <cperey@perey.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 09:54:57 +0100
To: <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B8F3EA0E2262493088444B3D692A4F63@T60>


I recommend that, in the place of posting notifications "FYI" to the mailing
list directly, any "data" of this type (generated by third parties not
necessarily on the list, and/or on the list but which is subject matter
specific) be provided a place to live. 

This topic of sharing information resources and how was raised a few days
ago and, although a few suggestions on how to handle the information sharing
in an elegant web-based fashion were made (Delicious, daringfireball-like
linked-list system, group on magnolia), nothing concrete was done. 

The very simplest and manually intensive way to go about this [and likely to
be challenging to manage in the future] is to create new pages on the Wiki
where the charter(s) are. 
Every time Karl or I or anyone has something to contribute, it be put into
the page and those who wish to receive notification when a new piece of
information is added simply subscribe to the updates on that page. 

Further, whatever the software/system adopted, in order to keep the data
gathering (as well as our discussions) focused and efficient, I highly
recommend that the person who sets this up make sure that there are ways for
separating the information contributed into sub-topics within the larger
topic of social networking.  

****** Can someone please take the lead on this before our e-mail inboxes
get inundated with valuable quotes, pointers to articles, reports, etc which
then we don't have time to filter/sort? ****

I really don't have a recommendation or strong feeling on how to do this
only that it be put in place. SOON? 

I, for one, will refrain from further posting any links, etc to relevant
resources on this list.


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-----Original Message-----
From: public-social-web-talk-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-social-web-talk-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Karl Dubost
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 4:24 AM
To: public-social-web-talk@w3.org
Subject: geolocation and privacy

FYI (the article is longer, just a quote)

On Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
In I Am Here: One Man's Experiment With the Location-Aware Lifestyle At

The trouble started right away. While my wife and I were sipping stouts at
our neighborhood pub in San Francisco (37.770401 °N, 122.445154 °W), I
casually mentioned my plan. Her eyes narrowed.
"You're not going to announce to everyone that you're leaving town without
me, are you? A lot of weirdos follow you online."

Sorry, weirdos—I love you, but she has a point.
Because of my work, many people—most of them strangers—track my various
Flickr, Twitter, Tumblr, and blog feeds. And it's true; I was going to be
gone for a week on business. Did I really want to tell the world that I was
out of town? It wasn't just leaving my wife home alone that concerned me.
Because the card in my camera automatically added location data to my
photos, anyone who cared to look at my Flickr page could see my computers,
my spendy bicycle, and my large flatscreen TV all pinpointed on an online
photo map. Hell, with a few clicks you could get driving directions right to
my place—and with a few more you could get black gloves and a lock pick
delivered to your home.

Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
Received on Sunday, 25 January 2009 08:55:35 UTC

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