Privacy Through Identity Control

Trent Lott comes to mind, when we consider the permanence of a celebrity/politician’s statements, of course. Few of us who were alive in 1980 have to be concerned that any of our statements from that year will come back to haunt us, let alone some of our more obscure comments, aimed at audiences that we feel might be sympathetic. But that won’t be the expectation of the generation of kids…

Free Speech — Virtually: Legal Constraints on Web Journals Surprise Many 'Bloggers'

“But since many bloggers have no background in publishing, they often come to the medium unaware of the rules that apply, and complaints are becoming more common. Many people publish [weblogs] as if they were untouchable, assuming that because what they write appears in a virtual world, it won’t come back to burn them in the “real” world. Many overlook the fact that their rants can potentially reach millions of…

The Psychology of Navigation

“In the real world, everything you put into space is going to be visible to visitors by default. The designer of the space has to choose to hide something. With an information space, everything is hidden by default. The only parts of the space visitors can see are those the designer has chosen to reveal.” Jesse James Garrett –The Psychology of NavigationDigital Web Mazagzine)