Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's All About Curation

danah boyd was Saturday's keynote speaker at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival. The CNET story is here.

I like a lot of what she said, namely about the role of curation in social media. For those concerned with privacy in these "new times" she had the following iterations.

Excerptped:
To begin with, she said, privacy is by no means dead. "People care very much about privacy, no matter how old they are," Boyd said. "The challenge is that what privacy means may not be what you think...Fundamentally, it's about having control over how information flows...

3 comments:

Bryan said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Bryan said...

this is all very interesting. Check out Allan Sekula's 'Between the Net and the Deep Blue Sea'. He gives a critical Marxist lashing to the acquisition of the Bettmann Archive by Bill Gates. I am interested in more of what Dahah Boyd has to say on this issue.

hilltaylor@unc.edu said...

ah, great suggestion...i will check the Sekula piece out. a well deserved lashing is in-line it seems.