Dangers of social networking

January 17, 2008 at 11:13 pm 4 comments

There is an interesting video entitled What does a friend of a friend of a friend need to know about you? It does a really good job of illustrating how relationships in social networks work and the dangers to personal information that can arise.

Given the privacy slant of the video, perhaps the source of the video is not so surprising- the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s blog. Showing a great understanding of the target market, the video has also been put on YouTube. A good example of effective Web 2.0 use by government.

Unfortunately, the people who really need to understand and act on this message are unlikely to do so. It’s not that these people don’t know the dangers- they just don’t act on it. And that remains a core problem of addressing the downsides of social networking and protecting people from the dangers they continue to expose themselves to.


Entry filed under: Canada, personal_info, privacy, video, Web_2.0.

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