Facebook Privacy Debate Rages On As Sensitive User Information Is Made Public
Marshall Kirkpatrick does an excellent job of laying out the arguments on both sides. While the response from the Facebook camp has been both inconsistent and unconvincing, Marshall also presents some legitimate privacy concerns about the current public-only features of the profile pages. Also check out Shel Israel’s open letter to Marck Zuckerberg. From a network that attracted users by promising to let them connect to friends only within their college network but then transforming to one that now exposes potentially damaging and sensitive information to the entire internet community (family, professional networks and political affiliations included), is this a case of “bait-and-switch” on Facebook’s part?
Things that Make Companies Unprepared for Adopting Social Media
Content Delivery and Lagging Broadband Speeds
Streaming content may be getting a big push as Microsoft is in talks with Disney about getting ESPN content available through Xbox 360. At the same time, a study by Akamai shows that US broadband speed has been lagging in comparison to other countries. This is sure to create conflict as majority of broadband users connect to the internet via cable companies who will be directly affected by this growing trend in streaming content.