Sunday, 2nd November 2008
With the connective and sharing powers of social networks comes great risk, as information some might consider private can be easily discovered and shared. Miles Rochford discusses how the ubiquity, eternity and serendipity found in social networks places unique demands on information architects to help promote order.
Essentially, we have created our own version of The Truman Show. A world which is simultaneously painful and seductive, with relentless honesty, where it is impossible to hide. (Or, as I suggested at the IA Summit with just a hint of hyperbole, "a prison for humanity").
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