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Tweets, Likes, Art & Museums – Museums, Social Media & Technology

Posted by the editors on Friday, 18 March 2011

Twitter.com

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Carol Vogel has written an interesting article entitled “The Spirit of Sharing” as part of the the Museums Special Section of the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the use of the Internet in general, and social media, in particular, by a number of renowned museums in the U.S. and abroad.

And here is a link to a very dynamic site, artbabble.org, where, at last count, 17 museums offer up an interesting diversity of video…

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Facebook App Brings Back Removed Personal Profile Data

Posted by the editors on Monday, 3 May 2010

Give Me My Data

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A screenshot of Owen Mundy’s Facebook friends.

Riva Richmond has written an post entitled “Facebook App Brings Back Data” in the Gadgetwise blog in the Personal Tech section of The New York Times dicussing the app capable of retrieving  personal data (prose entries) removed from personal profiles by Facebook following their recent modifications, making way for their “open graph” and “instant personalisation” offensives.  Phew!!…
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US Senators Ask Facebook for Privacy Fixes

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Miguel Helft has written an article entitled “Senators Ask Facebook for Privacy Fixes” in the BITS blog of the Technology section of The New York Times looking at the request made by a group of US senators that Facebook implement personal privacy fixes to its newly released features, notably an “opt-in” option rather than an “opt-out” option for Facebook’s “Instant Personalization”.  Hear, hear.
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New US Blogging Regulations – FTC Issues New “Guidelines” For Social Media

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 7 October 2009

The US FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has finally issued new regulations specifically targeting social media (blogging, twitter, and such) and the concept of full disclosure, or transparency.  Full disclosure focuses on financial or other material relationships between bloggers, tweeters, et al, including celebrities, and the provider(s) of the product(s), service(s) or information endorsed in their (the bloggers, et al) publication(s) in any and all social media.  In other words, through the issuance of regulations requiring all US social media publications to disclose financial or other benefits obtained from the producers/providers of products, etc. reviewed and/or endorsed the FTC hopes to help minimize what could be called, generally, false advertising.

We have all seen an abundance of product reviews by consumers, and we all use these product reviews to inform our own views in one manner or another.  One is hence led to pose the question “How many of those so-called ‘consumer product reviews’ were actually written by people paid (or otherwise compensated) by the company producing the product reviewed?”  The currently cited example is the blogger X who receives a free gaming console from company Y and goes on to write an absolutely wonderful review of the gaming console in question.  Of course, lucrative arrangements of all sorts abound and are essentially targeted by the new FTC regulations.

As with all regulations, issued by a government or any other “body”, concerning any domain at all, the reactions are diverse (and we might add, rarely relevant).  In the case of the FTC regulations in question, the intention is to aid social media users of all sorts to maintain a more or less corruption-free environment.  Despite one’s feelings about “big government” and so on, the intention is, in our collective minds, commendable.  The fact that “social media” have become, predominantly, sales and marketing tools should be clear to anyone, and if that’s not the case, the FTC regulations could very well help transmit that message.  In the end, people should know when they are being sold something and not mistakenly feel that they are naively sharing someone’s personal experience and opinions.

FTC Cracks Down on Blogger Payola, Celebrity Tweets Rules on Endorsements and Testimonials Extended to Social Media, by Michael Learmonth, in Advertising Age (online)

Soon, Bloggers Must Give Full Disclosure, by Tim Arango, in the Advertising section of The New York Times (online)

Just to let you know, once again, no one pays us or gives us anything (except their points of view).

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