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Jake Stroup

Simplify Our Digital Identity

By December 19, 2012

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Everyone else seems to be all up-in-arms about Facebook, Instagram, and their photos. I think the most important thing to remember about social media is that it is voluntary. It's kinda difficult to argue that you're concerned about your privacy when you give it out without a second thought, and there seems to be the echo of that in the halls of justice as well as legislation. Of course, the Aztec prophesy will render this all useless conversation, anyway - what with the zombies and all, right? (Hey, Aztec and zombie are both words with a "z" in them, which is rare anyway - that can't be coincidence....)

I still wave a flag for the idea of getting digital identity broken down into categories, and levels of protection be set up based on those categories, instead of the categories of groups that use the information. That would surely simplify things a great deal.

The general feel in the public, though, is "meh" - which I'm still not even sure I understand yet, but that's what they say.


December 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm
(1) safetyjack says:

Getting the Aztec and zombies connection out in the open is funny, but pointless. It was the MAYAN calendar that supposedly foretold the end of the world.
Did you know that on Thursday, people were talking about the Mayan apocalypse as though there were no tomorrow?

December 30, 2012 at 5:05 pm
(2) Jake Stroup says:

I can’t help but grin over this, now.

Of course, I was as disappointed as the next person when I woke up on the 22nd.

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