Monday, August 30, 2010
Social networking site apps offer ways for friends to "mute" contact; Juror gets in trouble over Facebook
So clever twenty-something programmers, probably aided by their own personal social experience, come up with more aps. For example, on the iPhone there is Twittelator Pro. But the most sinister tool is something that comes out of GPS, if people allow their locations to be known. It’s not so much security; if someone wants to avoid you, and you’re in such-and-such disco, they don’t have to show up. Of course, that all sounds a bit self-defeating and spiteful. Ask Amy.
The Washington Post story by Michael S. Rosenwald Aug. 30 is “Pesky online friends? Firms offer online ‘mute’”, link here. I like the analogy to the disciplinary “time-out.” No thigh thorn loops, please (as with Opus Dei).
here. People have been pre-emptively disqualified from juries after voir dire because of their online content.