Since I am specifically studying what the internet will look like within the BRIC countries in terms of privacy, openness, and transparency, I thought it would be best to lay out a matrix of those three phases plotted versus five key social spheres, which maybe I could call “accountability arenas”. Since there’s no good way to insert a matrix here without using SlideShare or an image, I’ll just list the results here:
Personal: Libertarianism, isolationism, anonymity
Sexual: Don’t ask, don’t tell
Health: Non-contagion/non-preventative care
Financial: Shadow market pools, corruption
Political: Weak communities, divided citizens, big money interests, oligarchy
I wanted to get more information about “online culture” within the US, since it is still, at least for now, the standard for what an online society looks like in terms of debating privacy versus openness, online presence, and reputation.
It is interesting to study the attitudes versus the actions of social networking users when it comes to privacy versus openness. The study found that “[m]ost internet users are not concerned about the amount of information available about them online, and most do not take steps to limit that information.” Read More »