Girls Around You and new social norms
Is Girls Around You creepy or is it just setting new social norms? Probably something in between.
In meeting strangers we now have to assume that they could have much more knowledge about us than it used to be. This is not just because of Facebook, but mainly Google – the world is getting flat. Information, even fairly personal one, is now findable and accessible in a snap second.
No matter how Facebook and Foursquare change their sharing rules and what kind of privacy-protecting laws get passed, information technology has flattened the world and the genie is not going back into the bottle.
While it might be beneficial to pass new laws and think deeply about new issues we have to look the truth into the eyes: social norms will have to change. The only question is how and how much.
This Creepy App Isn’t Just Stalking Women Without Their Knowledge, It’s A Wake-Up Call About Facebook Privacy
This app is meant to all be in good fun, but it’s potentially a weapon in the hands of stalkers. “Boy, you sure have a lot of apps on your phone.” “Well, it’s my job.” “What’s your favorite?” “Oh, I couldn’t choose. But hey, want to see one to set your skin crawling?
- Breaking Social Norms (uw20sciencemediaandculture.wordpress.com)
- Foursquare Kills API Access To Creepy Stalking App Girls Around Me [Exclusive] (cultofmac.com)
- Are We Making Ourselves Targets For Predators? This App Can Track Your Every Move… (galadarling.com – seriously?)
- Life without privacy (markmaunder.com)
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