Afternoon Session 1 – Room 3

Liveblogged David Fono | 19 June 2010 | 1 Comment

(check back later for edited and non-note-like-version)

Morgen Peers – Personas

- J. Parkinson presented at Gov 2.0 Expo about patient-centred healthcare. Healing the American healthcare system is creating profiles for everyone, where doctors can have access and patients have read/write access.

- My Gov in the UK – Who do I need here? who is best for me in these circumstances? Who is available? What can I expect? How can I share?

- How does my sharing connect silos?

- Can you have different personas? Do you have more than one profile? persona?

- Facebook is problematic because it trys to mash all of your identity into one place. No such thing as a persona, there is one identity and that identity is facebook.

- Many places offers different personas, people don’t just want to manage all of that extra.

- Profiles vs. personas.

- Zuckerburg believes that if you have more than one identity you are a liar.

- pseudonyms are an anchor.

- don’t want employers to know everything about you, governments too

- citizens expect that if they change their address that all government has the change, they don’t expect other data will be connected to that

- When you have the information people expect you to act on it, the other party must fulfil the deal that was made.

- Keeping information to themselves, we have contexts in which we share information.

- Serve me in a non-creepy way.

- Most of the time issues of privacy are mistakes made out of stupidity.

- Google buzz compiled the profile (with contacts) and put it in danger.

- Managing profiles is awkward, life is awkward.

- Managing interpersonal boundaries online.

- What is a good practice of information management? We need good literacy. Whose role is it to ensure that we are literate about our media sphere?

- Notion of defaults, what the default is becomes a very powerful decision.

- Human centred design.

- Wii teaches kids to vote.

- Why do we use social networks? telephones? canadians are far apart.

- What does a demography want versus what does an individual want? We’re still seeing state vs. individual, corporation vs. individual, government vs. corporation

Maybe law will come in and help people try and manage their data better.

James Walker from statusnet

- Facebook is taking things to the extreme and is the biggest company in the market

- Most people did not quit facebook on quit facebook day

- Facebook alternatives, growing movement to come up with them

- Work at StatusNet, how do you take centralized social network where you have all of your social capital and personal info on US servers

- Email works like this, you can host your own email, you can send an email to any email address on the internet

- Statusnet is seeing about how we can apply microblogging model, less about technical challenges, more issues of governance, policy

- Twitter like status updates in a completely decentralized manner

- Diaspora is trying to take on Facebook

- Twitter’s pain point is the protected profile, difficult to code. what happens when you have to do this across thousands of followers?

- Privacy becomes more difficult as you scale the product

- The technical solutions are difficult, the real problem becomes you now have a network where you don’t control every node.

- How do you treat reposts? Reposting people’s private posts…

- What do we expect and what do we have as a ramification when people don’t live up to expectations?

- Take statusnet code and install it behind your firewall

- Social norms around social networks are more difficult to figure out than the technicalities of code

- Attach privacy information to each status update, just like status update attaches licensing information

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